Should Watkins be making money from his t-shirts?


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