Selling autographs seems to have become the biggest scandal in all of college football the last few years. Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was accused of benefiting from autographed merchandise during his final year with the team and received a one-half suspension for his involvement. Last year, former Georgia running back Todd Gurley was put into the same situation and was suspended four games for selling his autograph.
According to College Spun, a fan of the Florida State Seminoles was at the team’s Fan Day on Sunday afternoon. Apparently, the fan was overheard claiming he was going to sell some of the merchandise that he just had signed. The fan that overheard him decided to call him out via Twitter.
The tweet was directed at FSU’s Compliance Department that posted a tweet reminding student-athletes that the resale of autographed merchandise is against NCAA regulations.
The compliance department responded to the fan, thanking him for the heads up.
@DeweyKevin @FSU_Football We always appreciate our fans bringing possible concerns to our attn. We'll monitor and educate appropriately.
— FSU Compliance (@FSUCompliance) August 9, 2015
Apparently, when College Spun shared the story on Twitter, the fan accused of these claims responded and he was not happy about it.
@CollegeSpun please remove this. I have NEVER sold anything
— . (@T1TheMC) August 9, 2015
Maybe next time the fan will consider what he says in a room full of Florida State fans that don’t want to see their team go down for something that wasn’t their fault.
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