Clowney: “I Would Stay in College if I Got Paid”

By Amanda Borges
Assistant Digital Editor

Clowney and the rest of the S.C. defense will try to strike fear into UCF's offense

Former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is expected to be a top-five pick in the NFL draft and even though he is about to be getting a steady paycheck, he said he might have stayed in school for another year if he were paid for being a college athlete.

“Yes. Having to take care of my family, it would have made a difference if I’d have gotten paid,” Clowney said on “Jim Rome” on Showtime. “If I would have had the chance to take care of my family through college, I would have probably stayed in college.”

 “They are selling our jerseys with our numbers and making money off of ticket sales, so I think college athletes should get paid.”

The 6-foot-6, 274-pound player was held to three-year lows in sacks and tackles for loss in 2013. But, he overcame some early speed bumps to earn first-team All-SEC honors a year after being voted unanimously to the All-America team and finishing sixth in Heisman Trophy voting.

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