Former Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer said on Sunday that he wasn’t aware of any payments made to former Volunteer running back Arian Foster and that his program was clean during his time in Knoxville. Foster’s comments about taking money at Tennessee were revealed last week via an interview he did for a documentary.
Fulmer released a statement saying: “As the head coach at Tennessee for 17 years, I took great pride in having a program that was NCAA compliant, as did our staff and administration. If we knew of a violation, big or small, we reported it.”
Foster played at Tennessee for Fulmer from 2005-2008.
According to the NCAA, there is a four-year statute of limitations on such allegations, but the organization can decide that extenuating circumstances warrant another investigation.
Don’t expect anything to come of this, but do expect more players to tell similar tales in the future as respect for the NCAA continues to wane.