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It's one of the most debated topics before the NFL draft: does Jadeveon Clowney have work ethic issues?

Although he has had to answer questions about his motor and motivation, the criticism persists.

"I think I work just as hard as anybody," Clowney said, according to the Associated Press. "If you pick me and pair me with guys, I'm going to try and outwork them also."

Has Clowney fatigued of the constant questioning?

"I've been tired of it, but you have to keep doing it," Clowney said.

Clowney's agent, James "Bus" Cook dispelled the notion that his client is "spoiled" and "lazy." Even Clowney's head coach at South Carolina, Steve Spurrier, said the defensive end's work ethic is "OK."

Once Clowney finally gets drafted, the questions likely won't go away. He'll have the opportunity to answer them next fall. Until then, Clowney has turned to his family to help him get through the criticism.

"They tell me, 'Don't worry about it,'" he said. "Just go out and keep working because it's going to get better."

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