Foster admits to taking money in college

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  1. stingray

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    hmm I thought players got paid in education and also got free meals in cafeteria?
     
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    Try paying the rent with your philosophy class.
     
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    Don't college athletes also get free accommodation?
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     


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    Foster wasn't a walkon
     
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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. (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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    So Arian is a rat.
     
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    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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    I hear ya. If true, he probably just didn't want to live in a dorm.
     
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    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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    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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    Couldn't Arian have just stayed on campus for free and eaten for free? I know some schools give a daily food allowance for athletes to eat on campus. Like 40 bucks or something.
     
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    nah he's a free spirit that enjoys tacos.
     
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    Had to buy Diapers..and food for that baby..should have used a Raincoat
     
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    I was speakingin general. But I'm not even sure that I'm right about walk-ons not getting housing. I don't know enough about it.
     
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    Many athletes piss away their money once they turn pro, so is it a good idea to be handing them cash at an even earlier age?
     

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