Marqise Lee is not Johnny Football. Let's make that very clear from the start.
USC's NCAA Compliance Office, junior WR Marqise Lee and head coach Lane Kiffin have issued statements about any potential link between Lee and the autograph situation that has received news coverage recently.
USC Vice President of Athletic Compliance Dave Roberts: "USC recently received an inquiry that floated Marqise Lee's name and the autograph signing situation in Miami that has been in the news lately.
"As is USC's policy, USC immediately and diligently investigated the inquiry. Last January, Marqise and other college football award winners were in Miami to be honored by the Orange Bowl Committee at the BCS Championship Game. While there, Lee signed several photographs, some that were personalized, for an individual who represented himself as a fan and collector. Some of those photos have since been offered for sale online.
"USC has determined there was no NCAA infraction and is in the process of sending a cease-and-desist letter to the individual demanding that he stop selling any photos signed by Lee."
Lots of leeches out there. I'm surprised that it took this long for someone to try and pull a stunt like this.
Looks like 'SC addressed it quick.