I have a problem with Arian Foster making this claim. If he takes money then that is on both Tennessee and Foster. But I can't get behind this claim:
In an interview for a documentary called "Schooled: The Price of College Sports," Foster said he received extra payments so he could afford rent and food while playing at Tennessee. An excerpt of the documentary was obtained by and posted on SI.com.
Scholarship athletes are given a stipend for room and board if they do not live on campus. I don't know what that is or how much it amounts to, but if Foster didn't want to go "hungry" as he says he could have stayed on campus and live in the dorm. I would want to know what he did with his stipend before he started asking for money.
Its been the "it" think to do right now is jump down the NCAA's throat about paying athletes. It is a problem and it is something that needs to be addressed. I have yet to see a feasible or even practical plan recommended. But when stories like this about Foster come out a lot of critical information is left out in order to attack the NCAA.