USC freshman defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and senior corner back C.C. Whitlock are featured on a flier promoting a Christmas Eve party at a Rock Hill night club. The party is called “Carolina Christmas” and takes place at Club Cascades on December 24th. According to the flier, it is free to get in until 11:00.
Party promoter Justin Ford confirmed this afternoon that the flier is real and that both players gave their permission to be featured in it.
These fliers have been in the headlines lately because of the potential NCAA issues they can create. Ford said that he is aware of the recent cases such as the one involving Clemson reciever Sammy Watkins, but he doesn’t think it is a problem here.
“It’s like a family thing,” Ford said. “The person that set it up is cousins with C.C.. They from the Rock Hill area. They might not even come. They said they might not be able to make it. Everything is legit, because they family.”
The flier list Clowney and Whitlock as host of the event, a detail Ford admits isn’t completely accurate.
“It was just to make the whole situation look bigger than it is. They are not guaranteed to host. If they come they come, it not we okay. We said we just want to put ya’ll on the flier. They might not even come through.”
Ford said neither player is being compensated for appearing on the flier or making an appearance at the club. He said Clowney, who is not 21, will not to be permitted to drink alcohol should he attend.
USC spokesman Steve Fink told us they are aware of the flier and they are investigating.