“Based on the facts that USC has gathered, Jadeveon Clowney has not had any impermissible conversations nor has he received any impermissible benefits,” wrote Steve Fink, South Carolina’s assistant director of athletics for media relations.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier told news outlets that Clowney didn’t violate NCAA standards because he understands the rules well.
“All of our conversations [with Clowney] are, wait until you have played your last game at South Carolina,” Spurrier said. “When the bowl game is over this coming season, he’s free to accept any amount of money anybody wants to give him. But until then, he has to be a student-athlete like all the other guys or he’s not going to be eligible. He’s done a good job of knowing that.”
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