In the wake of the ongoing Johnny Manziel autograph saga there has been some extra attention being put on items for sell online featuring Jadeveon Clowney’s signature. The same broker who claims he paid Manziel $7,500 to sign memorabilia also has some items with Clowney’s signature available for purchase. Despite this connection there is no evidence Clowney was compensated for the items.
USC has closey montitored Clowney’s situation, including memorabilia with his autograph, and the school has found nothing that would warrant a violation. “We haven’t had any information to indicate a violation,” USC sports information director Steve Fink told SportsTalk in an email.
Steve Spurrier closed the Gamecocks preseason practices this week in large part because of the mass of autograph seekers swarming the practices field. Spurrier said Clowney is a friendly person and has a hard time saying no to people who want his autograph, but he doesn’t believe Clowney has ever requested money for his signature. “So far as I know, Jadeveon has never accepted anything for signing,” Spurrier told ESPN Wednesday afternoon.