Should Watkins be making money from his t-shirts?


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Pos: WR   Height: 6-1   Weight: 205   Hometown: Fort Myers, FL (South Fort Myers HS)  
Years Played: 2011 - 2013

From Naples News:

The shirts and prints do not say “Clemson” on them. They are using Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Fr. Wide Receiver
#7 6-1, 200
Fort Myers, FL

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’ number, his photo and his talent to profit. And I’m fine with that so long as he can get a piece of the pie.

What about 10 percent. That’s a modest amount. It’s $1.50 per T-shirt and $5 per color print. Every week or month the store cuts Sammy a check based on sales. Simple as that.

No money coming from the Clemson athletic department. No $100 handshakes from boosters. A legitimate business arrangement.

Conservatively, thousands of those “The Deuce is Loose” T-shirts are going to be sold over the next three or four year. Nevermind any other off-campus merchandise that will be sold specifically because of Sammy Watkins. Maybe they sell 10,000 T-shirts. That’s a smooth $15,000. Could be a lot more than that.

For Sammy and many others just like him.

Does it seem fair that Sammy Watkins is entitled to none of the money being made off of him?

Not to me.

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Football Player Update: Should Watkins be making money from his t-shirts?
Crump®
I think athletes should get compensation for stuff like that
o2bnclemson
I like your idea, put it in an account that they have
AppTiger02
Like theres not enough trouble with hidden money now in NCAA***
ClemsonJDMJr
I couldn't agree more and am getting blasted for it
WasatchTiger
Re: I think athletes should get compensation for stuff like that
ALL IN Tiger 888
Re: Football Player Update: Should Watkins be making money from his t-shirts?
Tigerbalm1®
His NFL signing bonus will make him forget about
Tiggity®
Hmmmm ...
icebucket
its not when he and the other...
tgrfan42069
OK, tell you what..........he can pay his way through school
David78®
Re: OK, tell you what..........he can pay his way through school
withasigh®
What about the ones that don't pan out
ParrotHdBE
Re: Hmmmm ...
withasigh®
Re: Hmmmm ...
ikemoney
you hit the nail on the head.***
tgrfan42069
i agree..a jersey with a number on it i can see...
tgrfan42069
I don't think watkins has dreads copyrighted***
AdamD021
didnt say he did...
tgrfan42069
it would never hold up in court, no distinguishing marks***
AdamD021
I don't think you can make an argument for
JohnsIslandTiger
Re: it would never hold up in court, no distinguishing marks***
true
there are other players for clemson with dreads
AdamD021
but of those players with dreds..
tgrfan42069
if you read the entire article, he has a small point.***
ArmyRanger28®
nope. He wouldn't get paid for any #2 jerseys.***
clemsonsuzi®
truebut he should for anything not done thru the school. if
deleted
When and if his compensation
Pawprinter
Re: When and if his compensation
ikemoney
Psssssssssssssssssst! Come over here. Closer. No, closer.
David78®
Congratulations
ikemoney
Then we agree. Sounded like you were arguing something
David78®
Re: Then we agree. Sounded like you were arguing something
ikemoney
Well, that's one for the courts. I don't want, nor think
David78®
Hate to jump in late
true
Re: Hate to jump in late
true
Pawprinter makes a very valid point, but
clemsongt
did you look at the shirts?
74paws
Re: When and if his compensation
GrandPaw72
This isn't Clemson moran, it's OTHER people/businesses!!!***
deleted
Thats a stupid idea
ClemsonJDMJr
i agree
mkay88
Nonsense***
74paws
Re: Nonsense***
audicat®
Wouldn't the shirts be illegal?***
vandalay
Re: Football Player Update: Should Watkins be making money from his t-shirts?
sspassport®
Re: Football Player Update: Should Watkins be making money from his t-shirts?
sspassport®
Yeah, give them all a cut of the gate revenue too!
ClemsonTiger1988®
if they are using his photo like the story states
henry®
Nobody is forcing them to play.
TigerSilas
Be careful what you ask for
true
NO***
dgjtig
He is getting paid and will get more each year
ParrotHdBE
This has absolutely zero to do with his education
JohnsIslandTiger
Re: Football Player Update: Should Watkins be making money from his t-shirts?
Bizzle29412
I agree with that for "non" Clemson proprietary stuff
LuZZifer
Absolutely not....
estebanrocks
Re: Absolutely not....
true
Re: Absolutely not....
withasigh®
A college education is a huge benefit.....
Tiger Rag Fishing Team
Another question
jonnyboy
You have to remember that Watkins, and players like him, are
ChucktownOrange
Re: You have to remember that Watkins, and players like him, are
true
NEAR the bottom line is this:
silvavocati
Re: Football Player Update: Should Watkins be making money from his t-shirts?
CidTiger
Yes***
CharlestonTom®
Since when is a free education and a chance to play at the..
bleedRnge®
Re: Since when is a free education and a chance to play at the..
withasigh®
Re: Since when is a free education and a chance to play at the..
CidTiger
Problem is this opens the door for buying players
mpercy®
Re: Football Player Update: Should Watkins be making money from his t-shirts?
CidTiger

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