Mit Winter Quoted in The Washington Post on the NCAA’s New NIL Guidelines Targeting Boosters

Mit Winter Quoted in The Washington Post on the NCAA’s New NIL Guidelines Targeting Boosters

A recent memo released by the NCAA’s Board of Directors targets third party entities, often referred to as collectives, to ensure NIL deals are not being used as inducements to persuade recruits to sign with a particular school. The Washington Post discussed this guidance with Kennyhertz Perry attorney, Mit Winter, and what it means in relation to NIL issues and other NCAA recruiting rules.

“What they’re really trying to do is reiterate that collectives are boosters, and boosters are not allowed, under current NCAA rules, to be involved in the recruiting process,” Winter said. “They’re not supposed to talk with recruits, not supposed to meet with recruits or their parents. The guidelines also reiterate that coaches or other athletic personnel are not supposed to communicate with recruits on behalf of boosters and collectives as well.”

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