NAIA Proposes Amendments to its Bylaws That Will Allow College Athletes to Be Paid for Endorsing Products and Making Appearances

NAIA Proposes Amendments to  its Bylaws That Will Allow College Athletes to Be Paid for Endorsing Products and Making Appearances

While the NCAA moves slowly toward proposing bylaws that would allow college athletes to be compensated for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (“NILs”), another major college athletics governing body, the NAIA, has already released a proposal of its own.  And not only has the NAIA moved faster than the NCAA, its proposal

Colorado and New Jersey Move Closer to Enacting College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Laws

Colorado and New Jersey Move Closer to Enacting College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Laws

California’s status as the only state to pass and enact a college athlete name, image, and likeness (NIL) bill may soon be changing. Colorado is now one step away from becoming the second state to enact a law that would permit college athletes to be paid for the use of their NILs.  On Wednesday, the

Mit Winter is Featured In Articles Discussing The University of Kansas’s Alleged NCAA Violations

Mit Winter is Featured In Articles Discussing The University of Kansas’s Alleged NCAA Violations

There have been ongoing discussions about the NCAA allegations towards the University of Kansas relating to the recruitment of men’s basketball players. The University recently submitted it’s response to the allegations.  Our own sports attorney Mit Winter is featured discussing the timeline of this case in a Lawrence Journal World article. “Mit Winter, a Kansas

Kansas Joins List of States with a Proposed Bill to Allow College Athletes to Be Paid for the Use of Their Names, Images, and Likenesses

Kansas Joins List of States with a Proposed Bill to Allow College Athletes to Be Paid for the Use of Their Names, Images, and Likenesses

Joining 28 other states, Kansas now has a pending bill that would allow college athletes at Kansas colleges and universities to be compensated for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (NILs) and their athletic reputation.  Similar to the other pending bills and the law passed last year in California, Kansas’ bill (Senate Bill

Jon Dedon Featured in Kansas City Star Article on Medical Marijuana in Missouri

Jon Dedon Featured in Kansas City Star Article on Medical Marijuana in Missouri

Lawmakers in Missouri are still questioning potential conflicts of interest within the medical marijuana industry.  Over 800 medical marijuana applicants were denied over the past month, and the Missouri House’s government started hosting hearings to inspect the medical marijuana program.  The primary cause for the hearings is the issue among lawmakers, and conflicts of interest

College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation Is Moving Swiftly Toward Passage In Numerous States

College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation Is Moving Swiftly Toward Passage In Numerous States

States are continuing to introduce and move forward bills that would allow college athletes to profit from their names, images, and likenesses.  Bills have now been formally introduced in 27 states, with Louisiana and Connecticut joining the list yesterday. In many of the states where bills have previously been introduced, legislators are having little trouble

Legalized Sports Betting Presents Revenue Opportunities for Kansas and Missouri Businesses

Legalized Sports Betting Presents Revenue Opportunities for Kansas and Missouri Businesses

As we discussed previously, sports gambling is coming to Missouri and Kansas sooner rather than later. While the specific form of each state’s law is yet to be finalized, all major participants in the sports industry are developing strategies to capitalize on sports betting once it becomes legal. Here we discuss the various potential avenues

Nebraska Poised to Allow College Athletes to be Paid for the Use of Their Names, Images, and Likenesses

Nebraska Poised to Allow College Athletes to be Paid for the Use of Their Names, Images, and Likenesses

Nebraska’s unicameral legislature took a significant step today toward passing a bill that would allow college athletes in Nebraska to make money from the use of their names, images, and likenesses.  The bill received initial approval by a vote of 36 (in favor), 4 (against), 8 (present), and 1 (excused).  The bill only needed 25

Braden Perry Discusses Artificial Intelligence Regulation Risks in Article

Braden Perry Discusses Artificial Intelligence Regulation Risks in Article

A number of the world’s leading democracies (U.S. excluded) would like to take a closer look at artificial intelligence (AI), and it’s affect on privacy, security, human rights, crime and finance. The U.S. has not joined this movement, for they believe this regulation could likely hurt businesses and the development of AI technologies.  However, six