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So much autograph controversy these days, with college football players selling autographs, or not selling autographs. Man oh man. The world of collecting and signing gets more and more intricate everyday!
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Florida State football statement on Jameis Winston autograph investigation
Our Athletics Department compliance staff is reviewing issues raised by the media related to autographed items attributed to Jameis Winston. At this time we have no information indicating that he accepted payment for items reported to bear his signature, thereby compromising his athletics eligibility. The fact that items appear on an Internet site bearing the signature of a student-athlete does not singularly determine a violation of NCAA rules.
Reid: Autograph mess reveals more NCAA hypocrisy
If the allegations in the current memorabilia scandal are true, then at the very least Florida State quarterback Winston, last year’s Heisman Trophy winner, and Georgia tailback Gurley, this year’s clear Heisman frontrunner, were extremely shortsighted in essentially signing away their college careers for a couple thousand dollars. The mess also further reveals Winston as not the young, good-natured knucklehead struggling to grow up in the glare of the national spotlight, as Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher would have us believe, but as just a self-centered, unrepentant bad guy.
Stephen Garcia: Autograph sales common in SEC
Former South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia saw college players being paid for autographs “all day, every day,” he told a Charlotte, N.C., radio station Thursday.
“I wish it would have came to me, but they thought of me as some rich white kid, so I didn’t really get a whole lot of benefits from that,” the former Jefferson High standout said. “I saw it firsthand with a lot of players.”
Duke to hold open public basketball practice and autograph session
For the second straight year, coach Mike Krzyzewski and his Duke basketball team will hold an open public practice and free autograph session for its fans. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Downtown Bay City coffee shop houses trove of Beatles memorabilia
At one coffee shop in downtown Bay City, you’ll hear music of the Beatles. Apart from that, Brad Wilderman and his wife Peggy have turned their coffee shop, Beatles and Beans Coffee Emporium, into a shrine to the Fab Four.
Behold, the World’s Largest Collection of Harry Potter Memorabilia
Guinness World Records has recognized a lawyer’s Harry Potter memorabilia collection as the largest in the world at 3,097 pieces.
Menahem Asher Silva Vargas of Mexico City has spent 15 years amassing magic wands, toy figurines, and Hogwarts scarves inspired by the J.K. Rowling’s best-selling books.
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