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      USC Compliance: Clowney didn't receive impermissible benefits from Jay Z

      USC defensive end Jadeveon Clowney did not receive impermissible benefits from rapper Jay Z according to USC compliance.

      BLYTHEWOOD (WACH)- Steve Spurrier and USC compliance clearing the air Thursday at the USC Athletics and media golf outing. USC defensive end Jadeveon Clowney's eligibility is not in question.

      After reports surfaced that Clowney had been in constant contact with rapper Jay Z about signing with his agency Roc Sports Nation, USC compliance acted quickly to see whether the All-American had broke NCAA rules.

      In a statement Thursday, director of athletics media relations Steve Fink said "Based on the facts that USC has gathered, Jadeveon Clowney has not had any impermissible conversations nor has he received any impermissible benefits."

      Spurrier addressed the subject as well.

      "He can talk with anybody he wants as long as he doesn't take anything," Spurrier said. "I think he knows that. It's been preached to him since he signed with us."

      Clowney has been the talk of the offseason and is expected to be a front runner for the Heisman trophy.