Senator Marco Rubio Introducing Federal Bill That Would Require NCAA to Allow College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Compensation

Senator Marco Rubio Introducing Federal Bill That Would Require NCAA to Allow College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Compensation

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced today that he will be introducing a federal bill that would require the NCAA to create bylaws that allow college athletes to be compensated for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (NILs).  The bill would also require that the NCAA allow college athletes to hire attorneys and agents

Mit Winter Featured as Expert in Article on College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Laws

Mit Winter Featured as Expert in Article on College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Laws

College sports journalist Matt Brown highlighted Mit Winter as an expert on college athlete name, image, and likeness compensation in an article for his Extra Points newsletter.  Topics covered include Florida’s new college athlete NIL law, similar laws in other states, and where things are headed with the NIL issue in the future. “Winter points

Florida Governor Signs College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Bill

Florida Governor Signs College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Bill

Governor Ron DeSantis has signed Florida’s bill that allows college athletes to be compensated by third parties for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (SB 646).  The bill was approved by both the Senate and House in March.  However, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the bill was not presented to DeSantis for approval

NCAA Board of Governors Announces Support for College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Compensation

NCAA Board of Governors Announces Support for College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Compensation

The NCAA announced today that its Board of Governors voted in support of a working group’s report and recommendations to allow NCAA college athletes to be compensated for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (“NIL”).  With this support, the three NCAA divisions will now move forward with drafting revised NIL legislative proposals for

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

Mit Winter’s Analysis of NAIA Proposal to Allow College Athletes to be Paid for Endorsement Deals is Discussed in Athletic Business Article

Mit Winter’s Analysis of NAIA Proposal to Allow College Athletes to be Paid for Endorsement Deals is Discussed in Athletic Business Article

An Athletic Business article quotes highlights from Mit Winter’s blog post on the NAIA’s recent proposal to allow NAIA college athletes to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness (NIL). “Kennyhertz Perry suggests that the NAIA proposal goes further — by allowing NAIA athletes to be paid for the use of

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

Mit Winter Mentioned in LJWorld Article on College Athlete Compensation

Mit Winter Mentioned in LJWorld Article on College Athlete Compensation

On Wednesday, higher education leaders testified in the state of Kansas in support of a bill to allow college athletes to be paid for the use of their names, images and likenesses. Kennyhertz Perry’s sports attorney Mit Winter, who is well versed in the topic is mentioned in the Lawrence Journal World article. “Kansas is

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