- Jul 14, 2011
What is the ncaa supposed to do about this? Everyone has already made it clear they don’t want the ncaa policing these things. They make a rule, they will lose another lawsuit stating that at Texas one tweet about their collective is worth 400k. It’s now the free market for players and payments for “appearances” or autographs is determined by what people are willing to pay.I hope that when they look at these deals some kids are getting, that they ask themselves, "What is the typical value for the things that this student-athlete is supposedly doing to earn the money he/she is being given?" NIL, we all know, is SUPPOSED to allow kids to make money off of their faces and names. Player X, a basketball player at a large P5 conference, may be making $500K. What the heck is he doing for all of that money? An occasional appearance? Maybe a single commercial? Anything at all? That money isn't supposed to be compensation for playing the sport. That's what the scholarship is for. The extra money is supposed to be for the extra work of endorsing, etc. What ticks me off to my core is that schools have decided the new NIL rules are just a way to pay players for coming to their school, and the NCAA isn't doing anything about it.