Rogue Booster’s Photo: “Trent at the new home!”

Disassociated Alabama booster Tom Al-Betar posted the below photo of Alabama football star Trent Richardson to his now-deleted Facebook page on February 11, 2011:

Trent Richardson at the new home

The description of the photo on Al-Betar’s Facebook page read, “Trent and his new Dog at the new home!

That caption was followed by a comment by Al-Betar which noted of Richardson, “Mr. big # have new dig.

Trent Richardson Katrina Richardson and Tom Al-Betar at T-Town Menswear

On the same day Al-Betar uploaded that photo to his defunct Facebook page, he posted a photo of Trent Richardson’s mother and the Crimson Tide running back’s two daughters with the photo description: “Trent and he’s Momm and kids dinner 2 days ago having fun with my boy.

Richardson and/or his likeness has now been seen in subsequently-deleted Facebook photographs posted by Al-Betar:

1) In the above picture in which Al-Betar describes Richardson as being “at the new home!

2) Inside Al-Betar’s T-Town Menswear store in Tuscaloosa repeatedly signing items used by Al-Betar as promotional store displays.

3) Inside Al-Betar’s T-Town Menswear store in Tuscaloosa signing multiple personalized memorabilia items for Al-Betar - some of which matched items for sale at an online auction site and a Birmingham mall kiosk.

4) Inside Al-Betar’s T-Town Menswear store in Tuscaloosa being fitted for - and picking up - new suits.

5) Out to dinner with Al-Betar on at least four different occasions. (Including at his own birthday party.)

And don’t forget Al-Betar confirming on video that he sells Alabama memorabilia inside his T-Town Menswear store - while standing in front of a storefront sign which reads, “‘Bama memorabilia DISPLAY ONLY NOT FOR SALE.

With the photo-documented evidence of Richardson’s relationship with Al-Betar, court records of Richardson mother Katrina’s rental car-fueled 2010 move to Alabama, Richardson’s adoptive brother confirmed as member of the 2009 Brooks (AL) High School football team and now the “new home” photo posted by disassociated booster Al-Betar, might it be time for NCAA rules enforcement investigators to seek some answers from the University of Alabama?

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Richardson Mom: Rental Cars, 2010 Alabama Pad

Eight months ago T-Town Menswear owner and disassociated Alabama booster Tom Al-Betar posted a series of Facebook photos showing him in the company of Trent Richardson, Richardson’s mother Katrina and the current Alabama football star’s daughters.

(Trent’s mom: Pensacola “home” in 11/2010 but court doc shows otherwise)

In one of the photos, Richardson and his mother are shown with Al-Betar at the rogue booster’s menswear store - where Trent Richardson can be seen in dozens of other now-deleted Al-Betar photos signing T-Town Menswear promotional store displays and personalized Alabama football memorabilia - and picking out new suits.

Until I posted the photos of Richardson’s mother and daughters with Al-Betar last month, the Richardsons had given every indication that the football player’s family still resided in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida.

Story about Trent Richardson family moving to Alabama came six days after SbB posted photos of family and booster

(Six days after Booster’s pics posted on SbB, move to Alabama reported)

Though six days after I noted Al-Betar’s Richardson family photos on the disgraced Bama supporter’s Facebook page, the PENSACOLA NEWS-JOURNAL suddenly struck up a story about how Richardson’s mother and daughters had moved to Alabama. From the PNJ piece:

The driving force behind all of Richardson’s hard work are his daughters — Taliyah, 5, and Elevera, 3.

The pair are growing up too quickly for their 20-year-old father’s liking, and having them nearly 250 miles away in Pensacola wasn’t working.

So Richardson’s mom helped move them closer. The girls now live in Birmingham, about 60 miles west of Tuscaloosa. Richardson’s girlfriend — Taliyah and Elevera’s mother — and his mother and grandmother all help to watch the girls.

The Pensacola News-Journal provided no detail on Richardson’s mother and daughters moving from Pensacola to Alabama but Katrina Richardson appeared to indicate in a November 4, 2010, SHREVEPORT TIMES article that she was still living in Pensacola. From the story:

It would have been a lot easier on Katrina Richardson, if her son Trent had just gone to LSU.

That way her older son Terrell Richardson, a senior starting defensive end at Louisiana-Lafayette who is among the team leaders with three tackles for losses, would be much closer to his brother Trent Richardson, a tailback at Alabama who leads the Crimson Tide with 606 yards rushing.

And she would have much easier travel plans to see both play in person.

“Oh, it’s so hard,” she said from her home in Pensacola, Fla.

If Katrina Richardson provided her correct address to the Pickens County, Alabama, traffic court following a traffic stop in late 2009, Trent Richardson’s mother has been living in the Birmingham area since at least April 11, 2010.

Katrina Richardson speeding case #4551 was related to document that showed her 4/2010 Alabama address

(Case #4551: Katrina Richardson speeding ticket related to below certificate)

In response to being pulled over on November 30, 2009, in an Avis rental car for speeding (Case #4551) and failing to provide a necessary child restraint for a passenger (Case #4552), Katrina Richardson later submitted proof to the Pickens County, Alabama, Traffic Court of her completion of a defensive driving course.

Katrina Richardson traffic ticket that revealed her April 11, 2010, Leeds, Alabama address

Part of that proof was a document Katrina Richardson submitted to the court that reported her “address” to be located in the Birmingham suburb of Leeds, Alabama. (I’ve redacted the exact address and other personal details of all documents in this post - though the information is available to anyone online via public records requests.)

Katrina Richardson was also pulled over in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, on April 17, 2010 for failing to provide a necessary child restraint for a passenger. (Case #12354.) Despite listing her “address” as being in Leeds, Alabama six days earlier to Pickens County Traffic Court, this time Richardson claimed a Pensacola address to Tuscaloosa County Law Enforcement.

Katrina Richardson Rentals Cars And Address Discrepancy

 (Trent’s mom traffic stops: Two separate rental cars, address discrepancy)

Katrina Richardson was also cited for driving a Hertz rental car in the latter traffic stop, different from the Avis rental car she was documented to be driving when pulled over in Pickens County.

So who owns the (Birmingham-area) Leeds, Alabama, home Trent Richardson’s mother claimed as her residence in early 2010?

At the time Katrina Richardson claimed her Leeds, Alabama, resident address, April 11, 2010, a public title search of the home at the same address reveals it was in foreclosure at that time - with Fannie Mae as the last property tax assessee.

Katrina Richardson listed the folliowing home address in Birmingham Alabama in April 2010

(Home at the address Katrina Richardson listed to Pickens County Court in 2010)

Though according to Jefferson County 2011 property tax records, the mailing address of a woman named Kristie Kessler is listed as the property tax assessee. Ms. Kessler appears to own multiple properties in the Birmingham area including one with Dr. Allen W. Kessler.

Daugher of Dr. Allen W. Kessler owns home at address Katrina Richardson claimed to Pickens County Court

(Father of woman who owns home at address claimed by Katrina Richardson)

A check at the time of this post of Dr. Kessler’s Facebook page for his Fairfield, Alabama-based dental practice yielded the above image - which includes a seemingly non-sequitur reference to Trent Richardson.

Phone records connected to a title search of the Leeds, Alabama, single-family home found at the same address Katrina Richardson submitted to Pickens County Traffic Court on April 11, 2010, also yield the name Alethea Longmire - the mother of the son of Trent Richardson’s brother Terrell. The title search also shows that Longmire’s phone number was first associated with the address in April, 2010, the same month and year Trent Richardson’s mother claimed the Birmingham-area address to Pickens County Traffic Court.

Phone records connect Terrell Richardson baby momma to address of Katrina Richardson

(Trent brother’s baby momma connected to Katrina-claimed address)

There is further indication that at least one other member of Trent Richardson’s family, his adoptive brother Zan Carter, moved from Pensacola to Killen, Alabama, in 2009. At the time of this post Carter was still listed on the MaxPreps.com website as a player on the Killen-located 2009 Brooks High School freshman football squad that year.

Zan Carter, adoptive brother of Trent Richardson, played for Brooks High School Freshman Team in Killen Alabama in 2009

Brooks High has yielded multiple Alabama football players over the years, including former Crimson Tide player Freddie Roach, who was a member of the Crimson Tide football support staff until taking a job as an assistant junior college coach in February, 2011.

Since his move from Pensacola to Killen in 2009, Carter has also attended Huffman High School Birmingham, which is located about 13 miles from the address Katrina Richardson claimed to Pickens County Court on April 11, 2010.

Trent Richardson’s adoptive brother Zan Carter is now currently enrolled at Paul W. Bryant High School in the Tuscaloosa area.

With the Richardson family of modest means, it isn’t unreasonable to think that the funding of their now-documented move from Pensacola to various locations within the state of Alabama may be outside of NCAA rules.

Katrina Richardson Rentals Cars And Address Discrepancy

(Trent Richardson’s mom: Two traffc stops, two different rental cars)

That thought is further fueled by the separate rental cars Katrina Richardson was driving - as documented by Alabama law enforcement - in her two most recent traffic stops.

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Julio Jones: Pregame ‘Pump Up’ At Suit Store!?!

The below photo and accompanying caption, “Julio getting pumped up for the game!“, was uploaded to the now-deleted Facebook account of disassociated Alabama booster and T-Town Menswear owner Tom Al-Betar on September 4, 2010:

Julio Jones gets pumped for Alabama game at T-Town Menswear

(Inset: Al-Betar sideline photo from 2008(!) season)

September 4, 2010 also happened to be the day Alabama played San Jose State at Bryant-Denny Stadium - just a couple miles away from the banned Bama booster’s suit store.

Trent Richardson and Julio Jones Getting Fitted For Suits At T-Town Menswear Before The 2010 Duke Game

As Nick Saban still hasn’t banned players from pregaming at the disassociated booster’s establishment, maybe y’all can catch a glimpse of couple-dozen Bama players fitting in a visit to TTMW before dressing out for Kent State on Saturday.

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Banned Bama Booster at Richardson Bday Party!?

Nick Saban wasn’t at Trent Richardson’s 2010 birthday party.

Banned Alabama Booster Hosts Trent Richardson's Birthday Party

Though you can’t say the same for disgraced Alabama football booster and Tuscaloosa suit store owner Tom Al-Betar.

Banned Alabama Booster at Trent Richardson's Birthday Party

Al-Betar can be seen in multiple photos, now-deleted from his former Facebook account, enjoying yet another evening at a Tuscaloosa Japanese steakhouse with Richardson - this time perhaps as party host of Richardson’s 19th birthday party. (Al-Betar has now been seen out to dinner with Richardson on three different occasions in Facebook photos.)

Banned Alabama Booster Hosts Trent Richardson's Birthday Party

Red flag?

Not according to the NCAA rules compliance folks representing the University of Alabama. They contend that, despite the school officially disassociating Al-Betar from Alabama Athletics last March, no NCAA rules violations have taken place as it pertains to Al-Betar’s relationship with Richardson and dozens of other Alabama football players over the years.

Banned Alabama Booster Hosts Trent Richardson's Birthday Party

Which must be why just last month Saban said of Al-Betar’s T-Town Menswear store in Tuscaloosa, where Richardson can be seen in dozens of Facebook photos signing personalized Alabama memorabilia that was later prominently displayed inside T-Town Menswear and possibly sold online, inside the store and at least one mall kiosk owned by Al-Betar, that he saw no reason to ban Alabama players from visiting Al-Betar’s store.

“You know, I guess I could ban our players from the place but until somebody can sorta convince me that somebody is doing something wrong - which I haven’t been convinced of yet - I don’t know if that’s fair to our players.”

Since Saban doesn’t think it’s advisable to prevent current Alabama players from visiting Al-Betar’s store, it isn’t unreasonable for many folks to think that Saban and Alabama also previously approved of Al-Betar joining Richardson and other Alabama football players at dinner on multiple occasions - along with Al-Betar accompanying Richardson, his mother and the Bama football star’s two young daughters at another Tuscaloosa establishment on a separate occasion.

Banned Alabama Booster Hosts Trent Richardson's Birthday Party

You see, NCAA rules - as Saban, Alabama Compliance Director Mike Ward and the crack team of NCAA rules enforcement staffers overseen by ever-vigilant NCAA President Mark Emmert will tell you - exist for a very good reason.

Banned Alabama Booster Hosts Trent Richardson's Birthday Party

Yeah.

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UGA Gets Proactive About Unsuitable Memorabilia

As the University of Alabama sinks into an ever-widening scandal involving the display of current Alabama football player memorabilia at a Tuscaloosa menswear store, Monday the University of Georgia took a proactive step to slam the gate on such activity.

Georgia changes autograph policy at Fan Day in response to Alabama's Suitgate

(Photo Credit: Jeff Roberts - Birmingham News)

The day after Alabama’s fan day, which featured current Crimson Tide football players signing all manner of UA memorabilia provided by random attendees, UGA released the following statement on its official website:

Due to recent public issues surrounding student-athlete autographs across the country, no outside items may be brought to Picture Day. The Georgia Athletic Association will provide each fan with two free schedule posters to be signed by the players and Coach Richt. No other items will be permitted.

Despite the litany of NCAA violations now confirmed to have happened at T-Town Menswear, Joe Schad recently reported the following in an ESPN.com story titled, “Source: Alabama Found No Wrongdoing“: Read more…

Alabama Football Annual Fan Day: 100 Yard Gasp

Or as they call it in Lee County:


The Running of the Gumps®.

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Not Again! Current Bama QB Linked to Suit Store

In the past two weeks current Alabama football player Trent Richardson has been seen in now-deleted Facebook photos signing personalized memorabilia inside T-Town Menswear. Some of the items Richardson signed were later seen on display inside the Tuscaloosa suit store, which is located three miles from the University of Alabama campus.

Trent Richardson signing white and red jerseys inside T-Town Menswear

Some were not.

In one Facebook-dated September 3, 2010, photo uploaded by store owner Tom Al-Betar to the web, Richardson was seen signing a white, personalized Alabama football jersey with a red jersey visible underneath it.

T-Town Menswear Storefront Display Of Ingram, Jones, Richardson Signed Jersey and Ingram Signed Helmet

In addition to a personalized, Richardson-signed jersey seen on display in the storefront window of the suit store throughout the 2010 football season, a subsequent, for sale listing on the Alabama-based sports collectibles site ViceAuthenticsMemorabilia.com showed a white, personalized jersey similar to what Richardson was seen signing in the T-Town Menswear Facebook photo. The description of the Richardson jersey for sale noted:

Jersey was signed in Tuscaloosa, AL on September 3, 2010

The listing, which noted that the jersey was signed on the same day as the Facebook-dated photo of Richardson signing a similar jersey inside T-Town Menswear, has since been pulled from the memorabilia site.

Trent Richardson signing helmet inside T-Town Menswear

(Above: Richardson signing helmet with silver paint pen - as gloves await)

Also in the listing was this note from site owner Marty Vice:

I have multiple signed Prints, Photos, Helmets and Jerseys of Trent.

In addition to the recent Richardson jersey listing on ViceAuthenticsMemorabilia.com, a signed, personalized jersey from another current Alabama football player was seen on the same, Alabama-based sports collectibles site as recently as July 20, 2011. Read more…

UA 1st Concern: Ineligibility Unrelated To Benefits

In a cease-and-desist letter (pdf) to T-Town Menswear owner Tom Al-Betar on December 22, 2010 and a March 31, 2011, letter (pdf) disassociating the Tuscaloosa suit store owner from the school’s athletic program, the first NCAA rule cited in each University of Alabama communication was NCAA bylaw 12.5.2.1.

Trent Richardson signing display at T-Town Menswear - Bama Letters Cited Applicable NCAA Bylaw 12.5.2.1

NCAA bylaw 12.5.2.1. states:

After becoming a student-athlete, an individual shall not be eligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics if the individual accepts any remuneration for or permits the use of his or her name or picture to advertise, recommend or promote directly the sale or use of a commercial product or service of any kind. (Page 74.)

In other words, a student-athlete can be ruled ineligible to play sports even if he/she does not receive benefits of any kind from the commercial operation in question.

In his letter officially disassociating Al-Betar from UA Athletics for three years, Alabama Athletic Director Mal Moore cited the suit store owner displaying memorabilia featuring current Crimson Tide athletes:

“..given the numerous items of memorabilia displayed in your store, including at times, some belonging to or signed by current student-athletes, you have potentially placed the University and its student-athletes at risk.”

In his letter, Moore did not accuse Al-Betar of providing benefits to current UA athletes.

Photos posted by Al-Betar to his now-deleted Facebook account included images that have now been confirmed to include ..

1) .. personalized, signed Alabama football jerseys of Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson and Julio Jones located in a T-Town Menswear storefront window while all three players were active Alabama football players - with subsequent, Facebook-dated and camera-timestamped photos of the three players inside the store after the display was created. (September 28, 2010.)

T-Town Menswear Storefront Display Of Ingram, Jones, Richardson Signed Jersey and Ingram Signed Helmet

An Ingram-signed full-size, personalized Alabama football helmet was also included in the Sept. 28, 2010, T-Town Menswear storefront display.

2) .. Mark Ingram posing for a photo inside T-Town Menswear in front of a large action photo of himself as an Alabama football player while Ingram was still an active football player for the University of Alabama. The photo was located adjacent to the T-Town Menswear checkout counter.

Mark Ingram poses for photo in front of T-Town Menswear Display Of Action Shot Of Him

3) .. Trent Richardson signing a display print inside the store with subsequent, Facebook-dated and camera-timestamped photos of Richardson inside the store after he signed the display.

Trent Richardson signing display at T-Town Menswear - Bama Letters Cited Applicable NCAA Bylaw 12.5.2.1

4)  .. a “Mark Ingram ‘Heisman’ Suit” T-Town Menswear store display, with subsequent, Facebook-dated and camera-timestamped photos of Ingram inside the store after the display was created.

Mark Ingram Heisman Suit Display At T-Town Menswear

5)  .. a now-deleted, Al-Betar Facebook photo of Alabama football player gloves accompanied by the Al-Betar comment, “mark ingram glovs you like to see come to t-town it is on desplay“, with subsequent, Facebook-dated and camera-timestamped photos of Ingram inside the store before and after the Facebook photo and comment by Al-Betar was posted to the suit store owner’s former social networking site account.

Mark Ingram Gloves On Display at T-Town Menswear According To Tom Al-Betar

6) .. Facebook photos from Al-Betar’s deleted acccount showing then-current Alabama football player Terrence Cody holding an autographed Alabama football helmet inside T-Town Menswear two weeks before the Crimson Tide’s 2010 BCS Championship victory over Texas.

Terrence Cody signed helmet inside T-Town Menswear in 2009

In additional Al-Betar Facebook photos, a similarly-signed Cody helmet could be seen in two different display windows at T-Town Menswear, with one picture camera-timestamped Jan. 17, 2010 and the other May 26, 2010.

7) .. current Alabama assistant coach Bobby Williams posing for a photo with T-Town Menswear owner Al-Betar on Christmas Day, 2009, with the aforementioned action photo of Ingram seen behind the Alabama football coach and suit store owner in the image.

Alabama assistant coach Bobby Williams at T-Town Menswear on Christmas Day with disassociated booster Tom Al-Betar In Front Of Mark Ingram Action Photo

8) .. Julio Jones, while still an active Alabama football player, posing for an Al-Betar photo - Facebook-dated Oct. 5, 2010, and titled “after the game” -  inside T-Town Menswear in front of a collectible Julio Jones fullsize helmet signed by Jones and enclosed in a case on the T-Town Menswear checkout counter.

Julio Jones poses for T-Town Menswear Photo In Front Of Julio Jones Collectible Fullsize Helmet On Store Checkout Counter

The University of Alabama initially cited NCAA bylaw 12.5.2.1 in both of its official letters to Al-Betar, formalizing the school’s concern that active Alabama football players were signing personalized, Alabama football memorabilia displayed in T-Town Menswear - with those players having knowledge of such store displays. (And in one case, per the latter circumstance, assistant coach Bobby Williams.)

Such activity by student-athletes - according to NCAA bylaw 12.5.2.1 - renders those individuals ineligible.

Thanks to Al-Betar’s Facebook-dated and camera-timestamped photos, the specific reasons for Alabama’s concern about the eligibility of current and then-current student-athletes as it pertains to NCAA bylaw 12.5.2.1. has now been verified.

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‘mark ingram glovs come to t-town it is on desplay’

Last Friday Mark McCarter of the HUNTSVILLE TIMES reported University of Alabama Athletic Director Mal Moore addressed the “current controversy” involving Alabama football players and T-Town Menswear in Tuscaloosa.

Mark Ingram Gloves On Display at T-Town Menswear According To Tom Al-Betar

Of the business, which operates three miles from the University of Alabama campus, Moore said:

“The university has responded to this maybe six months ago. Meeting with the store owner (Tom Al-Betar), his attorney, our players, everybody that we could find that was involved. Our compliance people, Mike Ward, his people, have done an outstanding job with this. It was responded to properly.”

As noted here yesterday, NCAA bylaw 12.5.2.1 states:

After becoming a student-athlete, an individual shall not be eligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics if the individual accepts any remuneration for or permits the use of his or her name or picture to advertise, recommend or promote directly the sale or use of a commercial product or service of any kind.” (Page 74.)

In a camera-timestamped January 29, 2010, photo of Alabama football player gloves posted to his Facebook account, T-Town Menswear owner Al-Betar wrote in a caption under his photo of the gloves: “mark ingram glovs you like to see come to t-town it is on desplay.”

In a photo taken inside T-Town Menswear, Al-Betar and Ingram could also be seen holding a framed Alabama football memorabilia display piece that included Crimson Tide football player gloves similar to the gloves in the Jan. 29, 2010, Al-Betar camera-timestamped photo.

In a September 15, 2010, photo seen on Al-Betar’s now-deleted Facebook account, the T-Town Menswear owner could be seen standing next to a prominent store display labeled with large text that read, “The Mark Ingram ‘Heisman’ Suit.

Mark Ingram Heisman Suit Display At T-Town Menswear

Ingram could be seen in the same suit inside T-Town Menswear in one of Al-Betar’s Facebook photos, while another Al-Betar formerly online picture showed an Ingram-autographed helmet and jersey in a storefront display in a camera-timestamped October 19, 2010 photo.

Mark Ingram Store Displays At T-Town Menswear

Additional photos from Al-Betar’s defunct Facebook account placed Ingram at T-Town Menswear on  June 25, 2010 - along with former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy.

An Al-Betar photo of another T-Town Menswear storefront display dated May 26, 2010, contained a large image of Ingram as part of an Alabama football collectible print. A photo dated September 15, 2010 by Al-Betar’s Facebook account showed additional, high profile displays throughout the store that included Ingram.

Mark Ingram With Tuscaloosa Police Signed Print Which Includes Trent Richardson Autograph And Standing In Front Of Store Display Of Himself

Ingram could also been seen inside the store taking a picture with a Tuscaloosa Police Officer in a Facebook-dated October 26, 2010, photo inside T-Town Menswear. Caught in the shot of Ingram and the police officer by Al-Betar was a large action photo of Ingram seen above the two men on display next to the store’s checkout counter.

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Did UA Compliance Apprise Saban Of NCAA Rule?

Chase Goodbread of TideSports.com reported last week that during a recent Dallas radio show appearance, Nick Saban said he didn’t think it was necessary to ban his players from T-Town Menswear in Tuscaloosa.

Per NCAA bylaw 12.5.2.1, Trent Richardson is ineligible

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Saban to Ian Fitzsimmons of 103.3 ESPN Radio in Dallas:

“You know, I guess I could ban our players from the place but until somebody can sorta convince me that somebody is doing something wrong - which I haven’t been convinced of yet - I don’t know if that’s fair to our players.”

Saban made that remark despite the fact that ..

A) .. his own school recently claimed it officially disassociated the owner of the store four months ago.

B) .. NCAA bylaw 12.5.2.1 states: “After becoming a student-athlete, an individual shall not be eligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics if the individual accepts any remuneration for or permits the use of his or her name or picture to advertise, recommend or promote directly the sale or use of a commercial product or service of any kind.” (Page 74.)

Translation: An endorsement.

Above is a photo posted here last week of current Alabama football player Trent Richardson signing a display piece near the entrance of T-Town Menswear. Below the top photo is an image showing an identical, Richardson-signed print displayed in a storefront window at T-Town Menswear.

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