Alabama Told Store to Stop Selling Some Items

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- The University of Alabama has told a
local store to stop selling items signed by current athletes, which
is a potential violation of NCAA rules.

University compliance director Mike Ward sent a letter to T-Town Menswear on Dec. 22 saying to "immediately cease and desist"
selling, distributing or promoting items signed by or depicting
current athletes.

The letter warned that otherwise it could "jeopardize the student-athlete's eligibility." The NCAA prohibits using the likeness or name of a current college athlete to promote a product or service.

The letter, obtained by The Associated Press Monday, was initially reported on, which also ran a picture of running back Trent Richardson in a store signing the back of a shirt bearing his name and number.

Ward was not immediately available for comment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by tee on Jul 25, 2011 at 10:22 AM
    To all alabama fans,make sure you never buy anything from this store again,as they are trying to ruin Alabama football the greatest football program in college history.
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