Now free from the foolish constraints of the NCAA, soon-to-be-NFL players can now start using their names and likenesses for their own personal gain.
It went, of course, to the Ohio hometown of Butt, who has said he loves the opportunities his last name provides (heck, his Twitter handle is @JBooty_88), and this was no exception. Local radio station 97.1 The Fan posted a photo of Butt with the load:
Draft prospect Jake Butt just got a special delivery. pic.twitter.com/FyDXRF755d
— 97.1 The Fan (@971thefan) April 26, 2017
The Associated Press wasn’t able to get to the bottom of the relationship between Butt and the Proctor & Gamble brand, and whether this was a one-time publicity stunt or part of a longer-term deal.
But Lamp, well, he’s lighting up his bank account with his first endorsement deal: the guard has signed with Lamps Plus.
— Forrest Lamp (@flamp76) April 27, 2017
Lamps Plus stores are located only in the Southwest and West, so Lamp may not be able to do too many personal appearances if he’s drafted by, say, Buffalo, but the partnership was still a bright idea.
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