Houston Texans running back Aryan Foster compared the battle to pay college athletes to the women’s suffrage movement at a discussion at Harvard on Wednesday about “The Modern Black Male Athlete.”
According to the Associated Press, “someday, he said, the issue of paying college athletes will be looked at refusing to allow women to vote before the 19th Amendment.”
“We’re going to be like, ‘What were we thinking?” Foster said.
Arian Foster compared paying athletes to 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. “someday we’ll say ‘what were we all thinking?'”
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Foster has previously admitted to having accepted some money while he was a star at Tennessee, as Breitbart News has previously noted:
“Then I walk back, and reality sets in. I go to my dorm room, open my fridge, and there’s nothing in my fridge. Hold up, man. What just happened? Why don’t I have anything to show for what I just did? There was a point where we had no food, no money, so I called my coach and I said, ‘Coach, we don’t have no food. We don’t have no money. We’re hungry. Either you give us some food, or I’m gonna go do something stupid.’ He came down and he brought like 50 tacos for like four or five of us. Which is an NCAA violation. [laughs] But then, the next day I walk up to the facility and I see my coach pull up in a brand new Lexus. Beautiful.”
Foster spoke at the event along with Seattle’s Richard Sherman, former NFL Players Association President Domonique Foxworth, and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.