Allegations that Terrelle Pryor had a freelance job as an autograph signer while still in school have sent shockwaves through college sports. But the issue actually goes quite a bit deeper.
The marketing of player autographs is an NCAA rules violations and could risk the eligibility of college athletes. Yes, even those selling autographed items from active players could have an impact on a player’s eligibility.
NCAA bylaws state that if memorabilia is being sold or promoted using a student athlete’s name, such as an autograph, the school has to take steps to try and stop it.
Good luck with that.
eBay sellers aren’t exactly willing to ‘cease and desist’.
It’s all part of the game, according to this story out of the University of Georgia.