Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 9/20/13
Earlier today, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster came out of nowhere and told the world that he was paid while attending the University of Tennessee — Foster was doing an interview for the “Schooled” documentary that will appear on Epix. This evening, Tennessee AD Dave Hart has issued a response to Foster’s claims: Tenn AD Dave Hart re Arian Foster: “We can’t speak to something that allegedly happened a long time ago. What we can say is that the…” — Joe Schad (@schadjoe) September 20, 2013 “values and priorities of our athletics department and football program are aligned, and the constant education of our student-athletes…” — Joe Schad (@schadjoe) September 20, 2013 “…regarding the rules and the consequences of their choices is of the highest priority.” — Joe Schad (@schadjoe) September 20, 2013 This sounds like a lot of athletic director speak to me — I think that Hart should probably address the issue a little more than just saying it “allegedly happened a long time ago.” He’d better have some better answers, or at least more to say, if the NCAA comes calling.
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