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Why NCAA offer on name, image and likeness is ‘worthless’
USA TODAY Sports spoke with Charles Grantham, Director of Sports Management at Seton Hall, about how the NCAA is taking advantage of student-athletes.
College athletes would gain new and significant abilities to make money from the use of their name, image and likeness, beginning Aug. 1, 2021 under a series of specific proposals for Division I rules changes unveiled Friday.
However, the proposed rules changes would give schools discretion to prevent athletes from having deals that are deemed to conflict with existing school sponsorship arrangements. These restrictions could put the NCAA at odds with the provisions of laws that have been passed by four states.
The proposed rules changes were listed in a document outlining changes that are scheduled to be voted on by the NCAA Division I Council during the association’s convention in January. The Council, comprised of representatives of the various conferences, is the primary rules-making body for the association’s top-level schools.
Conferences can offer amendments to any of the proposed rules changes until Dec. 15, meaning the changes proposed Friday could be altered further before they are voted on.
Athletes also would be allowed to make money for signing autographs and for providing instruction lessons. They would be allowed to sell memorabilia once they have completed their eligibility. They also would be able to use crowdfunding sites to raise money for educational expenses that exceed the cost of attendance
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