Players Only: Should Arian Foster Have Spoken Up?

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 15: Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans takes a bow after scoring against the Tennessee Titans at Reliant Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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Honesty really is the best policy.  Right?

An athlete that speaks his mind, comes forward and comes clean is flat out refreshing.  Aside from grabbing headlines and making for a good news story, taking a stand can even lead to change.

Arian Foster is both outspoken and completely honest more often than not.  Foster admitted to taking money while at the University of Tennessee.  Money that, as a student athlete without means, was necessary to get by.

The question is why, now as an established NFL star, did Foster decide to speak up about his college days?