USC: Lee not paid for autographs

Southern California receiver Marqise Lee says he wasn’t paid for

autographing photos while in Miami last winter for the BCS title

game.

Lee and USC’s administration issued statements Tuesday

emphatically denying any wrongdoing by Lee, who won the Biletnikoff

Award last season as the nation’s top receiver.

Lee says he signed several photos last January for somebody he

thought was a fan and collector. The photos have since been offered

for sale online.

Lee says in a statement: ”I did not ask to be paid, I was not

offered anything, I did not get anything and I did not authorize my

autographs to be sold.”

USC’s vice president of athletic compliance says the school is

attempting to stop the autographed photos’ sale through legal

means.