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

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Clowney and the rest of the S.C. defense will try to strike fear into UCF's offense [1]

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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[2] ESPN: http://www.sportstalkflorida.comFormer South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, expected to be a top-five pick in the NFL draft, said he might have stayed in school for another year if he were paid for being a college athlete. [+] EnlargeJadeveon Clowney Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney believes college athletes should be paid. "Yes. Having to take care of my family, it would have made a difference if I

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