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The West Virginia University athletic compliance office has issued several cease & desist notifications for products including the name, likeness and/or image of WVU football student-athlete Geno Smith.

Please be advised that the sale of any products and/or advertisements including the name, likeness or image of this individual or any other WVU student-athlete is in violation of NCAA Bylaw 12.5.2.2 (CLICK HERE). Apparel or paraphernalia accompanied by the number 12 and any variation of the individual’s name (e.g. GS12, GS, Geno, Mr. Smith, etc.) or the individual's name, picture, or likeness is prohibited.

The athletic compliance office formally requests that any individuals producing and/or selling products with the name, likeness or image of Geno Smith - or any other WVU student-athlete - cease and desist doing so immediately.

West Virginia University is committed and obligated to the principle of institutional control in operating its intercollegiate athletics programs in a manner that is consistent with NCAA, conference and institutional rules and regulations.

If you have any questions or need further clarification on the permissibility of a specific item, contact the WVU compliance office at (304) 293-3806.


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