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Entertainment & Sports

Jun. 6, 2024

How NIL rights can impact pro sports

Professional teams and scouts may face a shortage of experienced talent in the next few drafts, but also have a better sense of players’ skill levels and marketability based on their NIL deals and social media presence.

Frank N. Darras

Founding Partner, DarrasLaw

Email: frank@darraslaw.com

Western State Univ COL; Fullerton CA

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Name, image and likeness (NIL) rights are dominating sports headlines in 2024, most notably in late May when the NCAA finally came to their senses and voted to approve payments to past and current college athletes in an effort to settle a $2.8 billion antitrust lawsuit.

Paying collegiate athletes is still in its infancy and though dollar values are available (though somewhat speculative), the full magnitude of NIL guidelines allowed by th...

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