Last night, a report surfaced indicating that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney might be in talks to sign to Jay Z's agency Roc Nation Sports prior to the 2014 NFL Draft next spring. No big surprise there, right? After all, Clowney is projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. What is surprising, though, is that Clowney himself seemed to confirm his interest in signing to Roc Nation Sports after the upcoming college football season ends. And that is a big, big, big, big, big, big, BIG no-no in the eyes of the NCAA. So they're probably not going to be too happy to see that he posted this photo to his Instagram account after the initial report came out along with the caption, "You kno we about to turn up. Dream coming true":
That dream could result in a nightmare. If the NCAA wanted to, they could probably investigate Clowney's current ties to Jay Z and Roc Nation Sports thanks to the since-deleted Instagram photo. And if he was found to have talked to Jay about possibly representing him in the future, it would be a clear NCAA violation. The NCAA could then potentially suspend him for part of or all of next season.
We'll have to sit back and see if the NCAA takes any action in regards to Clowney's Instagram photo. But as of right now, there's definitely at least some cause for concern in South Carolina. Stay tuned.
[via SB Nation]