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Auburn forward Danjel Purifoy might be in trouble with the NCAA… again

Facebook: Waukesha W-Blevins

Auburn forward Danjel Purifoy has missed over an entire season of his college basketball career due to various NCAA violations he has been involved in since signing with the school in 2014.

Now, he might be in trouble yet again.

You see, the picture shown above isn’t a collage we made here at KSR or one the Auburn basketball team released on a social media. It’s actually a collage of images Purifoy’s mother, Waukesha Blevins, decided to put on t-shirts and sell to her friends on Facebook.

According to, Blevins, who also allegedly accepted money and violated NCAA rules in the past leading to Purifoy’s previous suspension, made multiple posts on the social media outlet advertising the shirts she was selling for prices ranging from $10 to $12.

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In response to Blevins’ posts, several individuals commented their requested shirt sizes, with the former four-star athlete’s mother responding “got you down” to each of them.

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The posts have since been deleted.

According to official NCAA rules, as found by, student-athletes are not allowed to profit off of their name and likeness, and if a third party attempts to do so, the student-athlete is required to “take steps to stop such an activity.”

If not, his or her eligibility is on the line.

NCAA Bylaw 12.1.1(h) states that “any commercial items with names, likenesses or pictures of multiple student-athletes … may be sold only at the member institution at which the student-athlete is enrolled, institutionally controlled … outlets or outlets controlled by the charitable or educational organization. … Items that include an individual student-athlete’s name, picture or likeness … other than informational items (e.g., media guide, schedule cards, institutional publications), may not be sold.”

Per, NCAA Bylaw 12.2.2, “In the event that a third party (such as a store) were to sell an image with a student-athlete, that student-athlete “is required to take steps to stop such an activity in order to retain his or her eligibility for intercollegiate athletics.”

On May 14, the NCAA announced the creation of the “NCAA Board of Governors Federal and State Legislation Working Group,” with the organization’s ultimate goal being to consider whether or not athletes should be able to profit from their likeness.

Unfortunately for Purifoy and his inner circle, that rule has still not been overturned, meaning Blevins’ actions are in violation of NCAA rules.

Add another case to the docket for the NCAA to look into.



Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

8 Comments for Auburn forward Danjel Purifoy might be in trouble with the NCAA… again

  1. Han
    2:15 pm May 28, 2019 Permalink

    So his mom has gotten him in trouble for this before and is doing it again. Even if she has money trouble, it’s pretty stupid and/or selfish of her.

    • BlueGrass
      2:23 pm May 28, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah, doesn’t she no how stupid and selfish it is to try and profit off of HER son. ONLY the NCAA and Auburn should be able to profit off of him.

    • Han
      2:37 pm May 28, 2019 Permalink

      I’m not saying it’s fair that players can’t make money off their likeness. I think at the least they should have the options Olympians do.

      However, I am saying that she hurt his eligibility before, was undoubtedly told that she did and why, and she’s done it again. To make money off of him. He might not even be aware of it.

      Besides, does any parent have the right to profit off their kid? It’s a different discussion when a player is trying to sell music or trade autographs or whatever–again, something people continually talk about as unfair. But he might not get a cent of what she’s trying to get from him.

      All we know is he got in trouble before because she took money, and now it’s happening again. So she’s either stupid or selfish and it could cost him playing time or even his ability to play at all.

    • chrislarkey
      2:52 pm May 28, 2019 Permalink

      Weird that a mom cant put her own son picture on a shirt and sell it.

  2. sincitycat
    3:17 pm May 28, 2019 Permalink

    She probably could if he attended UNCheat or Duke Vitale University.

  3. TonyMontana
    3:17 pm May 28, 2019 Permalink

    She got 4 orders. Her total profit would have been like $5. This was for a local community event to honor him. There’s always homemade shirts made and sold for events like this. Usually they would get the date airbrushed on the shirt and it would be a little keepsake. She should’ve known better but he should not get punished for this.

  4. Smyrna_Cat
    3:18 pm May 28, 2019 Permalink

    The NCAA will be so bad they will let UNCheat buy a yacht for their players!

    No news here, and if the NCAA does anything other than to ask her not to do this, shame on them.

  5. CatfaninCinci
    3:37 pm May 28, 2019 Permalink

    Poor kid… His mom is a freaking idiot. He needs to emancipate himself before she starts spending any paychecks he will make playing professionally.