Jadeveon Clowney is already putting his agent to good use in terms of protecting his brand. A caller alerted us to this a sign at a Rock Hill sandwich shop earlier this week, and it appears Clowney’s agent, Buss Cook, also caught wind of it. The result was the threat of a lawsuit and the end of a short-lived but clever sign. Here’s the story from NBC Sports.
According to Andrew Kiel of WRHI radio in Rock Hill, S.C., Charlie Ruffalo, the owner of Sub Station II, recently changed the sign outside his restaurant to read: “Hurry in for our Jadeveon Clowney sub, it goes really fast.”
This was after Clowney racked up a pair of speeding tickets in December, and Ruffalo got a call from Cook about it.
“He threatened to file an injunction to get me to take it down,” Ruffalo said. “I explained to him, ‘If you want to spend the time, effort and money of your client to take it down, I’ll do it for free if you are a nice guy.’”
Cook defended his actions, saying: “I’ve been doing this business for twenty-something years. I’ve never known people to arbitrarily and openly take somebody’s name and use it for their benefit without getting permission. And that’s what this is.”