Arian Foster Says He Received Improper Benefits In College

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0  Updated at 3:16 pm, September 20th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(HOUSTON) —  Houston Texans running back Arian Foster said that he received extra payments so he could afford rent and food while playing at the University of Tennessee.

In an interview for a documentary called “Schooled: The Price of College Sports,” Foster says that whenever he needed food or money, he called one of his coaches.

“I just feel strong about the injustice that the NCAA has been doing for years,” Foster said Friday in Houston. “That’s why I said what I said. I’m not trying to throw anybody under the bus. … I feel like I shouldn’t have to run from the NCAA anymore. They’re like these big bullies. I’m not scared of them.”

Foster played at Tennessee from 2005 to 2008 under head coach Phillip Fulmer.  He said Friday that he considered the repercussions of his actions and how they might impact Tennessee, but decided to take the risk and accept the benefits.  Tennessee is on NCAA probation through Aug. 23, 2015.

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