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Gamecocks find nothing illegal in contact between Clowney and Jay Z

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer

Jadeveon Clowney's relationship with Jay Z won't be a problem for the Gamecocks
Jadeveon Clowney's relationship with Jay Z won't be a problem for the Gamecocks. (USATSI)

There's some good news and bad news for South Carolina in regards to the contact between all-world defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and rapper-turned-sports agent Jay Z.

The good news is that South Carolina says its investigation into the matter revealed Clowney "has not had any impermissible conversations nor has he received any impermissible benefits."

The bad news is it seems South Carolina seems to have a severe shortage of computers at the moment, as this is a photo of the "release" that was forwarded to ESPN.com writer Travis Haney.

And that's just a terribly inefficient way to get the word out if you ask me.

Anyway, as for Clowney, this is good news for him and the Gamecocks as it seems the school is pretty confident that there was nothing wrong with his talking to Jay Z. Jay Z has recently begun making waves in the sports agency world with his new agency, Roc Nation Sports. There had been concern for Clowney's eligibility after talking to Jay Z, but there are no NCAA rules against players talking to agents.

It's only a problem if Clowney had reached an agreement with Jay Z to be represented by his agency after college, or if Jay Z had paid for his transportation or bought him dinner.

You know, the typical silly things that would surely shatter the very foundation of the NCAA, and probably human existence, if they were to occur.

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