Clowney and agent threaten to sue sandwich shop over sign


Jadeveon Clowney and his agent, Bus Cook, threatened to sue a sandwich shop over its sign, which is located in Clowney’s hometown of Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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According to WRHI radio in Rock Hill, the shop’s owner, Charlie Ruffalo, changed the sign out front to read: “Hurry in for our Jadeveon Clowney sub, it goes really fast.”

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Ruffalo changed the sign after Clowney got pulled over for two speeding tickets in December, and Clowney’s agent called the shop’s owner and threatened to sue, via

“He threatened to file an injunction to get me to take it down,” Ruffalo said. “I explained to him, ‘If you want to spend the time, effort and money of your client to take it down, I’ll do it for free if you are a nice guy.’

“It’s a play on [Clowney’s] two speeding tickets,” Ruffalo said. “If we did have such a sub and if it was endorsed by him, it would go really fast as in sales. It’s just a play on words.”

Cook then defended his actions to WRHI.

“I’ve been doing this business for twenty-something years,” Cook said. “I’ve never known people to arbitrarily and openly take somebody’s name and use it for their benefit without getting permission. And that’s what this is.”

Clowney and Cook have a point, and Ruffalo changed the sign Monday.

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  • I hope Clowney show isn’t coming to my town except to visit.
    I might be wrong but I just don’t think he’s a first rounder.

    • He’ll be a first rounder AND a bust.

      • It’s kind of ironic that one hit (THE hit) seems to have both made and broken his career at the same time.

        • Ugh, don’t even get me started on “the hit.” The most over blown play I’ve seen in a while. When you go untouched, straight after a RB who is basically standing still of course you’re going to lay him out. But whatever, I won’t have to hear about how amazing he is anymore once he gets to the NFL and fizzles out like a 25 cent sparkler on 4th of July.

  • I hope my Rams don’t take Clowney. I think he is really 30 years old and past his prime.

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