Mit Winter Featured in Article Discussing Proposed Changes to NCAA Name, Image, and Likeness Rules

Mit Winter Featured in Article Discussing Proposed Changes to NCAA Name, Image, and Likeness Rules

Kennyhertz Perry attorney Mit Winter was recently featured in an article by The Gazette discussing the NCAA’s proposed bylaw changes that would allow NCAA Division I college athletes to be paid for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (NIL).  The NIL bylaws are currently scheduled to be voted on next week. If the proposed bylaws pass, starting in August 2021 Division I college athletes will be able to be paid for endorsements, appearances, and other business ventures using their names and images.

In addition to discussing the types of deals that would be allowed under the new bylaws, Winter commented on how they would likely create more compliance work for universities:

“Under the new rules, you’ll have athletes doing all types of social media endorsements, making appearances, autograph signing sessions, private lessons, camps,” he said. “The athletes are going to have to report all these things to schools and there will be many situations where athletes forget to do that. The compliance people are going to have to be checking up on that all the time.”

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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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