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USC's NCAA Compliance Office, junior WR Marqise Lee and head coach Lane Kiffin have issued statements about any potential link between Lee and the autograph situation that has received news coverage recently.

USC Vice President of Athletic Compliance Dave Roberts: "USC recently received an inquiry that floated Marqise Lee's name and the autograph signing situation in Miami that has been in the news lately.

"As is USC's policy, USC immediately and diligently investigated the inquiry.  Last January, Marqise and other college football award winners were in Miami to be honored by the Orange Bowl Committee at the BCS Championship Game.  While there, Lee signed several photographs, some that were personalized, for an individual who represented himself as a fan and collector.  Some of those photos have since been offered for sale online. 

"USC has determined there was no NCAA infraction and is in the process of sending a cease-and-desist letter to the individual demanding that he stop selling any photos signed by Lee."

Marqise Lee: "I believed that the individual who asked me to sign the photos was a fan and collector.  I did not ask to be paid, I was not offered anything, I did not get anything and I did not authorize my autographs to be sold.

"I will make no further comments regarding this statement or anything related to it."

Lane Kiffin: "Once we were informed of a potential issue, as we always do, we had our compliance staff thoroughly research the matter.  I'm completely confident in their report."

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Come on USC, take these criminals down, prosecute them for trying to stir up trouble. Enough is enough!

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