NCAA rules shut down Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, girlfriend’s attempt to raise money for coronavirus victims


Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawerence and his girlfriend, Marissa Mowry, tried to do something positive for COVID-19 victims by setting up a GoFundMe account in an attempt to raise money for the cause. Well, a stop sign was put up before it could get cranked up as The State confirmed with Clemson on Tuesday that the page was promptly shut down due to NCAA rules. 

“Unfortunately Trevor cannot be a part of this anymore due to compliance and some rules, so he can’t help out anymore,” Mowry said in a video posted on her Instagram page. “And also we have to take down the GoFundMe page. So we just want to apologize and say that we are really sorry if you thought that your money was going to go to a direct family, because it no longer can.”

Lawrence appeared in a longer version of the video that was posted to Mowrey’s Instagram story and commented further on the situation.

“Despite all of the craziness and drama with that, we were able to raise a little over $2,500. So all of that’s going to go to Meals on Wheels and No Kid Hungry, which is super awesome,” Lawrence said in the video, which will disappear after 24 hours. “Thank you guys, all of y’all that donated. It’s really much appreciated. It’s going to help some kids and some elderly [people] somewhere, so it’s going to be very helpful. So we really appreciate y’all. Sorry for all of the drama and all of the confusion, but we got it worked out.”

The page, called “Love One Another,” stopped receiving donations on Tuesday after raising $2,670 for COVID-19 family relief and support. That money will instead be donated to non-profit organizations.

“Our intentions were to try to help everyone and that’s changed a little bit,” Mowry said. “But we are still going to do our best to love on y’all and support one another during this hard time.”

More than 400,000 people worldwide have been infected by COVID-19 pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins, including more than 50,000 in the United States. More than 18,000 people have died.





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