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"I don't know if this will throw us into an NCAA investigation -- my senior year, I was getting money on the side," said Foster. "I really didn't have any money. I had to either pay the rent or buy some food. I remember the feeling of like, 'Man, be careful.' But there's nothing wrong with it. And you're not going to convince me that there is something wrong with it.



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hmm I thought players got paid in education and also got free meals in cafeteria?
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hmm I thought players got paid in education and also got free meals in cafeteria?
Try paying the rent with your philosophy class.
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Don't college athletes also get free accommodation?
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Don't college athletes also get free accommodation?
Depends on your status I think. I'm not sure walk-ons get any sort of help, and if you only have a partial scholarship it won't cover everything.
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Depends on your status I think. I'm not sure walk-ons get any sort of help, and if you only have a partial scholarship it won't cover everything.
Foster wasn't a walkon
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Depends on your status I think. I'm not sure walk-ons get any sort of help, and if you only have a partial scholarship it won't cover everything.
Again just what I observed at Texas Tech, full ride scholarhips had free rooms on campus, 3 meals a day in their own personal dining hall, free tuition, free tutors available, free shoes, clothes, backpacks, and other apparel. Not to mention nutritionists, doctors, conditioning coaches, etc.
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Try paying the rent with your philosophy class.
They get free dorm rooms, and at least at Texas Tech they were better than everyone elses dorms and they didn't have to share with a roommate.
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They get free dorm rooms, and at least at Texas Tech they were better than everyone elses dorms and they didn't have to share with a roommate.
"I had to either pay the rent or buy some food." - Arian Foster

I was just going off what the guy said.
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"I had to either pay the rent or buy some food." - Arian Foster

I was just going off what the guy said.
I hear ya. If true, he probably just didn't want to live in a dorm.
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Try paying the rent with your philosophy class.
My son got a full ride scholarship at SFA. All rent, food, books, and education fully paid by the school.

He only worked in the off-season/spare time for spending money, not because he needed it.

Now, I have no idea of Arian's scholarship situation, but I think most are like my son's. (Like you said, just going off of Arian's statement.)

I tend to think that hundreds of thousands of dollars per student in FREE college education, housing, and food, should be enough to justify the commitment to a program, especially since I had to work my ass off for every penny to pay for college (which led me to dropping out as I had to eventually work full time to pay my bills).

BTW, my son never felt he was owed anything by the school and fully appreciated that he was "paid" with a good education/college degree for his football work.
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My son got a full ride scholarship at SFA. All rent, food, books, and education fully paid by the school.

He only worked in the off-season/spare time for spending money, not because he needed it.

Now, I have no idea of Arian's scholarship situation, but I think most are like my son's.

I tend to think that hundreds of thousands of dollars per student in FREE college education, housing, and food, should be enough to justify the commitment to a program, especially since I had to work my ass off for ever penny to pay for college (which led me to dropping out as I had to eventually work full time to pay my bills).

BTW, my son never felt he was owed anything by the school and fully appreciated that he was "paid" with a good education/college degree for his football work.
As I said above, I was just going off the guy's quote. I have no idea how his or any scholarship worked. Either way, I honestly don't have a problem with him or any athlete taking money. It's a position on which my stance has evolved, because college football is a business, plain and simple. In no other business are you told you're going to be paid with something that you may not want (in fact, this is the genesis of currency in civilization). You render a service and you get paid in money that can be converted to whatever other good or service you desire. Otherwise, you'd only do work for people who can pay you precisely the good you are looking for. This week, I'll go work for Farmer Brown so I can get some eggs!

The entire NCAA system is complete BS. Separate the football from education and pay the kids. Then they might be able to afford your overpriced education on their own. And that's another thing - hundreds of thousands of dollars for an education?!?! That too is BS.

I am going to go drink some chai tea and meditate now.
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As I said above, I was just going off the guy's quote. I have no idea how his or any scholarship worked. Either way, I honestly don't have a problem with him or any athlete taking money. It's a position on which my stance has evolved, because college football is a business, plain and simple. In no other business are you told you're going to be paid with something that you may not want (in fact, this is the genesis of currency in civilization). You render a service and you get paid in money that can be converted to whatever other good or service you desire. Otherwise, you'd only do work for people who can pay you precisely the good you are looking for. This week, I'll go work for Farmer Brown so I can get some eggs!

The entire NCAA system is complete BS. Separate the football from education and pay the kids. Then they might be able to afford your overpriced education on their own. And that's another thing - hundreds of thousands of dollars for an education?!?! That too is BS.

I am going to go drink some chai tea and meditate now.
While this is true, as the saying goes, a bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush & these kids don't have the foresight to see that. That free education they're being offered but don't want will pay for itself 10 fold once their careers are over........ if they go ahead & graduate that is. to To be honest, They're really getting more than that when you sit & think about it. Universities have to feed, house and take care of these kids medically while they are there. That easily runs into the10's of thousands over a 4 year period...So the university rakes in a few million a year...that gets eaten up pretty fast taking care of 53 man roster on a football team, basketball team, baseball team & whatever else team the university may have.

Now while guys like Johnny Manziel might ultimately be losing money in this regard, that 3rd string punter on the same team is actually running a deficit for the university b/c i'm damn sure nobody is there to see him play or are offering him money & endorsement deals. & there are way more 3rd string punter student athlete types than there are Johnny Manziel mega star athlete types. Then once you factor in how uneven the money is from sport to sport (football vs any other college sport), The potential for inequities between mens and womens sports which i'm pretty sure is a violation of title IX, its just turns into a big mess.

So bottom line for me, i don't feel sorry for any of these guys talking about paying rent & having to buy food. Those are problems that they create for themselves, they don't have to have those problems. Stay in the damn dorms and eat on the meal plans the schools offer you if you can't afford to do anything else...Tired of hearing the excuses these dudes have for doing something they know they shouldn't be doing.



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Try paying the rent with your philosophy class.
Can't live in their free room. Tears. I am all for athletes receiving some pay but to say he was starving but could not walk to cafeteria is ridiculous. I wonder if his mom will weigh in here on this. TexMex's mom you out there?
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