Earlier this week, Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend, Marissa Mowry, started a GoFundMe page to raise money for those impacted by coronavirus.
Unfortunately, their generosity was short-lived. The two started the campaign on Monday morning, but it was shut down just hours later by Clemson’s compliance department.
“Unfortunately Trevor cannot be a part of this anymore due to compliance and some rules, so he can’t help out anymore,” Mowry said in a video on her Instagram page. “And also we have to take down the GoFundMe page.”
Indirectly, the NCAA strikes once again. It’s not a surprise to see Clemson take a stance against the GoFundMe, per the NCAA’s recent decisions. At least Lawrence and Mowry were able to raise over $2,500 before the NCAA shut it down.
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Letter nominations: Email their name, place of work, and profession (email below) If you want to donate to specific organizations that will help fight the impact COVID-19 has had, use the link in my bio to donate to: No Kid Hungry or donate to Meals on Wheels. Thank y’all in advance for the impact you all will make! Email: [email protected]
Lawrence addressed the decision to shut it down in a video on Mowry’s Instagram page.
“Despite all of the craziness and drama with that we were able to raise a little over $2,500. So all of that’s going to go to Meals on Wheels and No Kid Hungry, which is super awesome,” Lawrence said in the video via The State. “Thank you guys, all of y’all that donated. It’s really much appreciated. It’s going to help some kids and some elderly [people] somewhere, so it’s going to be very helpful.”
Lawrence will have to wait at least another season before he can start using his name, image and likeness to help those in need.