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Greg Sankey Explains Why He’s Against State Laws Governing NIL

Jul 17, 2023

During the first day of SEC football media days on Monday, Commissioner Greg Sankey railed against the current state of the name, image, and likeness landscape.

While he acknowledged that NIL was a “net positive” for college athletes, he has significant issues with industry governance.

More than 30 state laws currently govern NIL — with often vastly different rules. The commissioner and NCAA and conference officials around the country have been lobbying for a uniform, federal NIL law.

While the NCAA and others are lobbying for a uniform bill to gain more control over NIL and prevent athlete employment status, Sankey laid out other issues with the state law approach that he hopes Congress can fix.

Source: Front Office Sports

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