Mit Winter Featured in Lead1 Association Video Podcast Discussing Newly Allowed Benefits for College Athletes
Kennyhertz Perry attorney Mit Winter was recently featured on the LEAD1 Association’s new video podcast series, The LEAD1 Angle, discussing the new benefits and cash payments certain college athletes can now receive as a result of the Alston v. NCAA decision. LEAD1 Association represents the athletics directors and athletics programs of the 130 member universities of the NCAA’s Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).
In the podcast, Mit explains that, as a result of the Alston decision, FBS football players and Division I men’s and women’s basketball players are now allowed to: (1) receive unlimited educationally-related benefits such as post-grad scholarships and internships, and (2) receive cash payments totaling thousands of dollars per year as academic and graduation awards and incentives.
Mit also discusses Nebraska’s new law that allows college athletes to profit from their names, images, and likenesses, and the status of name, image, and likeness reform in general.
The podcast can be viewed or listened to 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 kennyhertzperry.com.
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