“Our compliance people have been on top of this for a long time. I think this is an example of…it’s not a violation if you sign a shirt for somebody, you just can’t receive compensation for it. We’ve done a cease and desist with this establishment a long time ago to make sure everybody understands what players can and can’t do. You know, I guess I could ban our players from the place but until somebody can sorta convince me that somebody is doing something wrong – which I haven’t been convinced of yet – I don’t know if that’s fair to our players.” –Nick Saban
“Given the numerous items of memorabilia displayed in your store, including at times, some belonging to or signed by current student-athletes, you have potentially placed the University and its student-athletes at risk. This risk includes exposing our student-athletes to potential NCAA investigations or sensationalized journalism based on assumptions that wrongdoing has taken place.” –Mal Moore
The cease-and-desist letter Alabama sent to T-Town Menswear in December would seem to be in relation to another statute, NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52, which requires student-athletes or their institutions to take steps to stop the use of their names or pictures as promotional items when done without their knowledge. –RBR
“He’s the best. He’s the best Alabama fan. He’s the best fashion store in town. That’s why I love him.”–Greg McElroy
I wanna kiss you. –Joe Namath
“Alabama said…that it sent Albetar a letter dated March 31 of this year disassociating him from the program for a period of three years even though, as the letter said, the school did not conclude that he was a booster and did not accuse him of breaking any NCAA rules.” –Kevin Scarbinsky
”To Whom It May Concern:”–beginning of cease and desist letter sent by the UA compliance office to T-Town.
“Bama Memorabilia. DISPLAY ONLY. NOT FOR SALE.” –sign in window at T-Town Mensware