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Jadeveon Clowney is special guest at South Carolina State House

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In a perfect world, Jadeveon Clowney wouldn't be blocked from joining the NFL because the NFL needs to keep its free minor-league system alive and he would be learning the Chiefs' playbook as the first pick of last month's draft.

That said, there are benefits to being a folk hero in a college-football crazy state like South Carolina, like being treated as a rock star as a special guest at the State House.

The first order of business for the South Carolina General Assembly was recognizing Clowney, as WIS/Raycom reporter Jody Barr tweeted. If we were getting recognized at the State House we might wear something other than our best white T-shirt, but we're also not going to argue with Clowney on his wardrobe choice. Or anything else. Please don't tell him we said anything.

It seems everyone wanted to take a picture with the Gamecocks' star defensive end (which might lead to a conversation on misplaced priorities, but that's for another time).

Clowney even showed he might have a future in politics, because he stopped to sign a shirt for a Clemson fan, keeping any and all constituents happy.

And, not surprisingly, Clowney was well received by everyone.

Just imagine what South Carolina might do for him if he wins the Heisman Trophy.

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