The Weirdest Story of the College Football Offseason: South Carolina continues to blow my mind.

Jadeveon Clowney said last week at SEC Media Days that he stays out of trouble by staying out of bars and off of Twitter.

He might have been telling the truth.  But this week he took to Instagram (Twitter for hipster photo-gurus like Jadeveon) and posted this:




To be clear: I’m not alleging anything at all regarding Clowney and Beyonce’s husband.  Collegiate players are allowed to talk with agents.  They just can’t sign with agents or receive any benefits from agents.  So Clowney was not admitting any wrongdoing.  But, he was kind of opening himself up for some digging.

Let’s put it this way: if I had a no-compete clause at my real-world job that said I couldn’t sign a contract with any other financial firm, I probably wouldn’t Tweet about having dinner with a competitor.  Is having dinner with a rival firm illegal per my contract?  No.  But why would I subject myself to that extra degree of suspicion and investigation.

Clowney might not have been that smart (that’s probably why he deleted the post so quickly), but he didn’t do anything that violates an NCAA rule…at least not according to Instagram.  But of course, South Carolina then had the obligation to dig around and make sure everything was in order.

They determined that to be the case, and South Carolina Assistant AD Steve Fink offered the following statement:

Based on the facts that USC has gathered, Jadeveon Clowney has not had any impermissible conversations nor has he received any impermissible benefits.

That’s good news for just about everyone including, but not limited to: Jadeveon, South Carolina Football, Jay Z, the NCAA, Defense, etc.  It’s bad news for opposing players and concussions.

For me: it’s very bizarre news.  Because the statement South Carolina Assistant AD Steve Fink released was hand-written.  Who does that?  South Carolina blows my mind.


This press release is the single weirdest thing that has happened all offseason.


That’s all I got/


About dudeyoucrazy

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Posted on July 26, 2013, in Blog, Georgia Bulldogs, SEC, South Carolina Gamecocks and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I like to think this was just an attempt to emulate the success of hand-written letters from N.C. State

  2. If no agreement was signed or verbally agreed to, and no money changed hands, no rule was broken, and it’s a non story. That said, if you believe no agreement was signed or verball agreed to and no money changed, then I have ocean front property in Iown for sale. IT’S A BUYER’S MARKET!

    • Can you write that contract up in your own handwriting on a napkin? That’s the South Carolina way to make things official!

      • Allen Searson

        Yeah, not the most astute Tweet, nor the best press release…. but the wierdest off-season occurrence? How about Manziel shunning the Mannings or wanting out of A&M, or the ACC qb’s proclaiming to be the best in the land? Is everyone so concerned about Clowney that maybe collectively UGA, Clemson and the lot can generate a mind meld to keep him off the field this fall? I doubt it, but if so… that would be pretty weird.
        BTW, if UGA doesn’t beat Glemzon, there will be an NCAA directive disallowing a victory over USC. And even if achieved, it will be turned back in … like returning a lost wallet or something. No explanation necessary.

  3. I am conflicted regarding this whole thing. I want to play USCe at full strength so the fans won’t say UGA was lucky but after the A J Green situation I want so vindication. You can’t tell me that Clowney paid his own way during the entire time he was with Mr. Z and that an agreement wasn’t discussed. If the NCAA doesn’t take action their credibility will move into the red as far as I am concerned.

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