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Mar 21, 2022

Clemson Compliance Corner

Clemson Compliance Corner - NIL Q&A : Game Worn Jerseys

Q: Can a booster purchase a game-worn jersey from a student-athlete?

A: No. Student-athletes may not sell or exchange for another item of value institutionally issued apparel, equipment, awards, etc. (even if it will not be re-used) until they have exhausted their eligibility.

Back in November 2021, the NCAA saw its first NIL violation with a student-athlete.  The student-athlete was suspended for selling “institutionally issued apparel and memorabilia.”  The student-athlete was suspended for 3 games as a result of the violation.

While a student-athlete may not sign their team-issued gear, you may purchase or provided articles for the student-athlete to sign.

Check out for more information on Clemson’s NIL policy and a helpful Q&A document for boosters. Please continue to Ask Before You Act to avoid any NCAA or NIL violations.  Feel free to contact Clemson University Athletics Compliance Services at