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 Republic, the state’s largest newspaper, discussed the state laws and how they fit in with what the NCAA may propose, with Kennyhertz Perry attorney Mit Winter in an article posted on AZcentral.com:
“In October, the NCAA Board of Governors voted to permit athletes to benefit from their name, image and likeness “in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.”
“No one really knows exactly what that means,” said Mit Winter, a collegiate sports attorney. “It’s going to be more restrictive than what these state laws are that don’t have any limits on how much athletes can be paid or when they can get the money. The only limit is they can’t enter into a deal with a company that already has a deal with the school. The NCAA has to try and create rules around athletes being able to monetize their name, image and likeness while making it somehow tethered to education.”
More About Kennyhertz Perry’s Collegiate Sports Practice Group
A college athlete’s need for an experienced attorney has never been higher. From assistance with eligibility, scholarship, and transfer issues, to advice and representation relating to the newly emerging name, image, and likeness laws and legislation, college athletes often need an attorney to advocate on their behalf and to assist and advise on these types of issues during an important time in their life.
The team at Kennyhertz Perry is uniquely suited to guide 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, the NCAA, and the NFL.
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 concerns prevalent in college athletics today. To learn more about the firm, visit kennyhertzperry.com.
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