Florida and Colorado Pass College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Bills; NCAA Says its Timeline for Proposing Changes to its Bylaws is Still on Track

Florida and Colorado Pass College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Bills; NCAA Says its Timeline for Proposing Changes to its Bylaws is Still on Track

Although the coronavirus has forced state legislatures to focus on bigger issues, bills in Colorado and Florida that will allows college athletes in those states to profit from their names, images, and likenesses (NILs) continued to move forward. In Colorado, the governor signed that state’s NIL bill into law on March 20, 2020.  The state

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

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

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

Following California’s Lead, List of States With Pending or Planned College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation Has Grown to Thirty-Two

Following California’s Lead, List of States With Pending or Planned College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation Has Grown to Thirty-Two

With the start of the new year, many states are beginning their 2020 legislative sessions and state legislators have begun filing or prefiling bills they hope to see become law.  A popular bill topic in many states has been name, image, and likeness rights for college athletes.  With the passage of California’s law, legislators in