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 clemsontigers.com/nilinfo 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.