Louisiana State is currently looking into if the family of running back Leonard Fournette broke NCAA rules.
Bob Barton, an attorney representing LSU, has begun interviewing people involved in a website that was built to sell merchandise emblazoned with “BUGA Nation”, which is Leonard Fournette’s catchphrase.
Barton works out of Baton Rouge at the law firm of Terry Porter, declined to comment on the situation.
The website launched the week of the Tiger’s 2014 season opener, but that was about it. All sales of T-shirts and hats were stopped within 24 hours, according to Fournette’s mother.
NCAA rules prohibit athletes or their family members from profiting off the athlete’s name, image or likeness. The Fournettes insisted their son’s name or image not be used on the website, and it has been confirmed that the apparel that appears on a development version of the website only includes the “BUGA Nation” logo and LSU colors.