At the Daniel Island Grill, near Charleston South Carolina, you can order a sandwich in honor of Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney - “Clowney’s Turkey Avocado Wrap.” The only problem? It’s against NCAA rules.
The Sporting News picked up on the story earlier this week when it noted the restaurant sold “Tajh Boyd chicken quesadillas.”
Using the Clemson’s quarterback name is a direct violation of an NCAA bylaw which forbids the use of a student-athlete’s name or picture without knowledge or permission.
The Charleston Post and Courier follows up on the story today, saying a member of Clemson’s compliance staff spoke with the restaurant owner and sent a cease-and-desist letter.
The paper also notes the restaurant has items that mention Boyd, Clowney, and Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins (reuben). As of Saturday night, all three items were still on the menu.
This morning, South Carolina SID Steve Fink sent the following email to the paper:
“We were unaware that Jadeveon’s name was being used in this manner. We will follow up and take the appropriate actions necessary.”
Clowney was cleared of any violations in an internal South Carolina investigation earlier this month involving the sale of items on eBay with his name on it.