Response from Clemson's compliance office on a party flier featuring Clemson linebacker and former Beaufort High School standout Justin Parker and another flier posted on his Facebook page might require a week, university athletics spokesman Tim Bourret said Friday.
Bourret said he would have no comment until compliance officials reviewed the fliers.
A flier posted on Twitter this week included a picture of Parker and Clemson teammate Darius Robinson in their uniforms and promoted a party at Beaufort's Club Encore on March 3, Parker's birthday. A separate flier, posted on Parker's public Facebook page in November 2011 includes a picture of an unidentified Clemson player -- not Parker -- in uniform with his number blurred and promotes a "Shock the World" party at a Seneca club.
NCAA rules prohibit using an athlete's name or likeness to promote a commercial product.
The issue of athletes' name and pictures used in promotions has been raised recently.
The NCAA became involved after a Florida resturant used the name of Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins to promote a Christmas party last year. Clemson delivered the party's promoter a cease-and-desist letter, and Watkins' eligibility was not threatened.University of North Carolina receiver Dwight Jones was ruled ineligible by the school for the Independence Bowl after he allowed his name and image to be used to promote a birthday party in Burlington, N.C. Jones was later cleared to play in the game after the party was canceled. South Carolina football players Jadeveon Clowney and C.C. Whitlock came under scrutiny after their pictures were used to promote a party this past December in Rock Hill.
A post on the NCAA's website addresses the issue of athlete's names and likenesses, saying exploitation is a problem, and that athletes might not realize their image is being used for commercial purposes.
The NCAA website says athletes who can prove their name or likeness was used without their knowledge are not subject to punishment.
"Combating this type of exploitation remains a challenge," the website says.