Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend, Marissa Mowry, set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for victims of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Matt Connolly of The State, before even one day was up, they were forced to take it down due to NCAA rules that prohibit student-athletes from using their names, images and likenesses for crowdfunding, per a Clemson official.
Once again, the NCAA comes across as absolutely ridiculous. Before being forced to shut down, the GoFundMe account had raised $2,670.
Mowry shared a video on her Instagram account, confirming they had to take it down due to NCAA rules.
“Unfortunately Trevor cannot be a part of this anymore due to compliance and some rules, so he can’t help out anymore,” she said. “And also we have to take down the GoFundMe page.”
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Letter nominations: Email their name, place of work, and profession (email below) If you want to donate to specific organizations that will help fight the impact COVID-19 has had, use the link in my bio to donate to: No Kid Hungry or donate to Meals on Wheels. Thank y’all in advance for the impact you all will make! Email: TrevorMarissa1016@gmail.com
The money that was already raised will be donated to Meals on Wheels and No Kid Hungry, which Lawrence said “is super awesome.” It’s just a shame these two couldn’t have continue to use their influence for this wonderful cause.
Though, given how the NCAA operates, this hardly comes as a surprise.
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