Duke F Marvin Bagley III's Father Warns People Against Unlicensed Products Featuring His Son
Duke F Marvin Bagley III's father, Marvin Bagley Jr., "took to Facebook on Sunday afternoon to warn people not to buy the unlicensed products" featuring his son's face, according to Brant Wilkerson-New of the Greensboro NEWS & RECORD. On Saturday, a few Duke fans got their hands on T-shirts "created and printed by Marvin Bagley III’s family," featuring his face. The shirts were "such a hit that, by Sunday, at least one Internet retailer saw the opportunity to turn a profit on the shirts, selling a similar design on shirts, coffee mugs, phone cases and hoodies, ranging in cost from $22.99 all the way up to $43.99." NCAA rules "prohibit athletes and their families from profiting from their likeness, meaning that players such as Bagley cannot sell merchandise directly to consumers, nor can he be paid for endorsements." A Duke spokesperson said that the school’s compliance department is "aware of unauthorized merchandise and is working to stop production and sales" (Greensboro NEWS & RECORD, 1/16).