Mit Winter Quoted in Article Discussing Authorizing College Athletes to Benefit from Use of Their Name, Image and Likeness

Mit Winter Quoted in Article Discussing Authorizing College Athletes to Benefit from Use of Their Name, Image and Likeness

Arizona recently joined the list of states with a pending bill that would allow college athletes to be paid for the use of their name, image, and likeness. The number of states with pending bills now stands at seventeen, and the NCAA is also planning to propose its own rules on the issue.  The Arizona

National Association of Collegiate Esports Introduces Intent to Compete Form for Collegiate Esports Athletes

National Association of Collegiate Esports Introduces Intent to Compete Form for Collegiate Esports Athletes

Collegiate esports are booming. When the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), the institutional association of varsity esports programs for U.S. colleges and universities, was formed in July of 2016 only seven schools had varsity esports programs. Three and a half years later, NACE now has over 170 member schools. And those schools have awarded

Mit Winter Appointed as Regional Captain for Sports Lawyers Association’s Outreach Committee

Mit Winter Appointed as Regional Captain for Sports Lawyers Association’s Outreach Committee

Kennyhertz Perry attorney Mit Winter has been appointed as Regional Captain in the states of Kansas and Missouri for the Sports Lawyers Association’s (“SLA”) Outreach Committee.  As a regional captain, Mit will assist with the facilitation and organization of SLA Outreach Events that promote the SLA and its member benefits, allow for networking opportunities, and

Kennyhertz Perry Attorney Mit Winter’s analysis on compensating college athletes quoted in article discussing new California law

Kennyhertz Perry Attorney Mit Winter’s analysis on compensating college athletes quoted in article discussing new California law

Kennyhertz Perry’s Mit Winter was quoted in an article regarding California’s new law allowing college athletes to be paid for the use of their name, image, and likeness. “Law Firm Kennyhertz Perry has what I think is a reasonable possible prediction: By using the term “tethered to education” in its release, it’s clear that any

California’s College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Bill Amended to Prohibit Conflicts Between Athlete Contracts and University Contracts

California’s College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Bill Amended to Prohibit Conflicts Between Athlete Contracts and University Contracts

As it continues to move closer to becoming law, SB 206, the pending California bill that would allow college athletes to be compensated for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (NILs), has been amended.  Specifically, yesterday’s amendment states that an athlete cannot enter into a contract that provides compensation for the use of

Federal Judge Denies NCAA’s Request for Evidence Gathered in Connection with FBI’s College Basketball Investigation

Federal Judge Denies NCAA’s Request for Evidence Gathered in Connection with FBI’s College Basketball Investigation

In a development that likely hinders the NCAA’s ongoing investigations into several high-profile men’s basketball programs, a federal judge has denied the NCAA’s request seeking certain materials gathered by the FBI during its college basketball investigation and used during the subsequent trial. The NCAA was seeking 24 trial exhibits and an unredacted copy of a

NCAA To Examine Allowing College Athletes To Receive Compensation For Use of Name, Image and Likeness

NCAA To Examine Allowing College Athletes To Receive Compensation For Use of Name, Image and Likeness

The NCAA announced yesterday that it has formed a working group to examine issues related to college athletes receiving benefits for the use of their name, image and likeness (“NIL”).  The formation of the working group was prompted by recent federal and state legislative proposals that would allow college athletes to receive payment for their

Ruling Clears Way for College Athletes to Receive Payments from Alston Damages Class Settlement

Ruling Clears Way for College Athletes to Receive Payments from Alston Damages Class Settlement

In February 2017, the NCAA and the 11 FBS conferences settled a class action lawsuit relating to the NCAA’s previous limit on athlete compensation. The $208.7 million settlement, part of the Alston case, resolved damages claims brought by scholarship athletes in football and men’s and women’s basketball who claimed that the NCAA’s then limit on