Clemson's compliance office has issued cease-and-desist letters to business owners displaying the names and images of current Tiger football players without their knowledge or permission.
Tajh Boyd was pictured on an advertising flyer by a convenience store in Clemson, while Boyd's name, as well as that of teammate Sammy Watkins, was being used on menu items by the Daniel Island Grille in Charleston.
Among the Daniel Island Grille's menu items are the “Tajh Boyd Chicken Quesadillas” priced at $8.99 and the "Sammy Watkins Reuben" for $9.99, as well as the Clowney Turkey Avocado Wrap for $8.99.
Clemson sports information director Tim Bourret told Charleston Post and Courier that Clemson's compliance office was made aware on Tuesday of Boyd’s likeness on the menu without his or the university’s consent, and that a member of the compliance staff spoke with a restaurant owner, who said the item would be removed from the menu.
Clemson followed up with the usual protocol of an official cease-and-desist letter.
In regard to Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina sports information director Steve Fink told the Post and Courier that "we were unaware that Jadeveon’s name was being used in this manner. We will follow up and take the appropriate actions necessary.”