Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 7/25/13
Clowney? Guilty? Nah. (Photo: Getty Images) Earlier this week, South Carolina defensive lineman and master of the universe Jadeveon Clowney posted a picture a screengrab of an article on Instagram claiming he had been in contact with the rapper-turned-sports-mogul Jay, now hyphen-less, Z. The caption on Clowney's Instagrammed photo read "You kno we about to turn up. Dream coming true." Clowney quickly deleted the photo from his Instagram account and South Carolina's compliance department was swift to investigate. According to NCAA bylaws, "It is not a violation of NCAA rules if a student-athlete merely talks to an agent (as long as an agreement for agent representation is not established) or socializes with an agent. For example, a student-athlete could go to dinner with an agent and no NCAA violations would result if the student-athlete provided his own transportation and paid for his meal." A player can talk to agents all he wants, he just isn't allowed to enter any type of agreement - verbal or written - with any agent until that athlete has left school. Policing verbal agreements, unless the agent turns you in like Reggie Bush, seems like it would be a tough job. But after a painstakingly thorough two day investigation, the compliance officers apparently found no signs of compliance violations and announced that Clowney had done no wrong. In a "press release" forwarded to ESPN's Travis Haney, South Carolina's Assistant Athletic Director Steve Fink said:   Was forwarded South Carolina memo re: Clowney and Jay-Z. pic.twitter.com/3MCYffJbYU — Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) July 25, 2013 If you can't read the handwriting it says, "Based on the facts that USC has gathered, Jadeveon Clowney has not had any impermissible conversations nor has he received impermissible benefits." It seems that the Office of the Athletic Director at the University of South Carolina has not upgraded to owning computers, or maybe South Carolinians aren't sure that they trust something they don't understand. Either way, Jadeveon Clowney has been cleared of any rumored devious money-making ploys. 
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
The 22 most iconic college football traditions
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Looking at NFL injuries that could impact the Super Bowl chase

Report: RG3 to start Sunday barring health setback

Major changes could be coming to the World Cup in 2026

Peterson planning to return if Vikings stay in playoff hunt

Desmond’s deal with Rockies is puzzling, opens door for trades

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: ‘Well has been poisoned’ for Lane Kiffin as USF candidate

Johnny Manziel tells Lamar Jackson not to go to Browns

NCAA president on Penn State: ‘How could you not be pleased?’

Chris Bosh likely to wait until next season to try comeback

Report: Jackson ‘intrigued’ by possible Eagles reunion

Bowles informed media of QB change before telling Fitzpatrick

TailGreater: Tips for bowl travelers

Ranking the single-player modes of the 2017 sports games

Box Score 12/7: The date we got to know Bo

MLB Winter Meetings report, Day 2: News, notes and rumors

Ten most intriguing non-NY6 bowl games

Breaking down the NFL playoff picture heading into Week 14

The best (and worst) times athletes hosted 'SNL'

The five must-have sports games of 2016

MLB Winter Meetings report, Day 1: News, notes and rumors

The five 2016 Heisman finalists: How do they measure up?

Box Score 12/6: Klay Thompson and the ball of fire

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

TailGreater: Tips for bowl travelers

Ranking the single-player modes of the 2017 sports games

MLB Winter Meetings report, Day 2: News, notes and rumors

The five best (and worst) times athletes hosted 'SNL'

The five must-have sports games of 2016

Winter Meetings report, Day 1: News, notes and rumors

The five 2016 Heisman finalists: How do they measure up?

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Sporting life: Gifts for real fans (that aren't ugly NFL Christmas sweaters)

The good, bad, and ugly from NFL Week 13

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker