Kennyhertz Perry Attorney Mit Winter Featured in Article Discussing Ohio State’s New Edge Team and Its Decision to Begin Facilitating NIL Deals for its Athletes

Kennyhertz Perry Attorney Mit Winter Featured in Article Discussing Ohio State’s New Edge Team and Its Decision to Begin Facilitating NIL Deals for its Athletes

Even though college athletes now have the ability to enter into name, image, and likeness deals and to be paid for the use of their NILs, most colleges and universities have made the decision to stay out of the deal making process.  Ohio State, however, has decided to go against that trend.  It recently announced that it has formed what it calls the “Edge Team” that will help OSU athletes with the facilitation of NIL deals.  In addition, each varsity team will have its own NIL coordinator.

Regarding the announcement, Mit noted:

“Ohio State has now established itself as one of the most forward-thinking institutions with respect to NIL,” Kansas City-based sports attorney Mit Winter told On3 in an email Tuesday. “It’s the first institution I’m aware of to provide every [or nearly every] varsity team with a university employee that can help facilitate deals. This shows they are serious about providing their athletes with as many resources as possible to help obtain NIL deals. I think other schools will begin to follow their lead and make their NIL policies less restrictive.”

The entire article discussing the new Ohio State program and containing more commentary from Mit can be accessed at the following link:

More About Kennyhertz Perry’s Collegiate Sports Practice Group

The need for an attorney experienced in collegiate athletics has never been higher.  From assistance with compliance, eligibility, scholarship, and transfer issues, to advice and representation relating to the newly emerging name, image, and likeness laws and legislation, universities, conferences, coaches, and college athletes often need an attorney to advocate on their behalf and to assist and advise on these types of issues.

The team at Kennyhertz Perry is uniquely suited to guide universities and college athletes through all of these types of issues with respect to the multitude of rules and laws set forth by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and the National Federation of High School Athletic Associations (NFHSAA).

The attorneys at Kennyhertz Perry all have years of experience advocating for clients in high stakes matters and advising them on related issues.  In addition, and most importantly, attorney Mit Winter is a former Division I scholarship basketball player with extensive experience working on collegiate athletics legal matters.  Mit has first-hand experience in understanding the pressures and demands faced by college athletes both on and off the field, and has represented a number of sports-related clients in his practice, including the Big 12 Conference, Conference USA, and the NCAA.

Mit is widely regarded as an expert in collegiate sports law and frequently writes on these legal issues.  He is also the founder and chairman of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Sports and Entertainment Law Committee and serves as a Regional Captain in the states of Kansas and Missouri for the Sports Lawyers Association’s (“SLA”) Outreach Committee.

Kennyhertz Perry’s college sports practice provides representation to those who are seeking an attorney with expertise to advise them on the myriad legal and compliance concerns prevalent in college athletics today.  To learn more about the firm, visit

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