In an interview from the upcoming documentary “Schooled: The Price of College Sports,” Arian Foster, now with the Houston Texans, admits he accepted money during his senior season at the University of Tennessee.
It wasn’t an under-the-table deal with an autographs broker or a pay-for-play situation, either. Foster says he was just trying to eat. Tennessee’s second all-time leading rusher recounts a time when he told a coach he had nothing and would have to resort to doing something dumb for food money, so the coach brought him and a few of his teammates 50 tacos, an SEC violation.
Foster said he hopes it doesn’t launch an investigation into his alma mater, but something has to be done for the players. He’s right, too. Foster played in front of 100,000 people on Saturdays, and after the stadium cleared out, he went home to an empty refrigerator.
Watch the interview here.