Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend have restarted their efforts to raise money for those affected by the new coronavirus.
They announced their decision on Saturday on social media.
The two had set up a GoFundMe page early …
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The two had set up a GoFundMe page early last week to help those affected by the coronavirus. However, they were told by Clemson compliance officials last Monday the site violated NCAA rules against using an athlete's name, image and likeness for crowd funding.
However, the NCAA said last Tuesday that Lawrence and other athletes could use such sites to raise money in this case.
Lawrence's girlfriend, Marissa Mowry, is a soccer player at Anderson University, about 15 miles from Clemson's campus.
They created the "Trevor Lawrence and Marissa Mowry COVID-19 Relief Fund" designed to provide direct assistance to families affected by the pandemic.
The NCAA said in a statement it did not ask Clemson to take down the gofundme.com page. "We applaud Trevor for his efforts," the NCAA statement said.
The couple had raised $2,670 before Clemson officials informed Lawrence the page violated NCAA rules. Clemson thanked the NCAA for making the ruling in the swift manner it did.
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