PERSPECTIVES ON NIL: “Asking Third Parties to Pay is Dishonest, Disorganized, and Dysfunctional”

MATT BROWN, WRITING IN “EXTRA POINTS”: “Compensating elite athletic talent via NIL collectives means that the university has no meaningful control or oversight, and the folks writing the checks don’t have accountability (which is how you end up with situations like a guy signing off on a contract that he can’t pay for). It requires everybody involved to lie and pretend that this money isn’t an athletic inducement but a marketing deal. It creates governance and equity challenges and empowers a new class of rent seekers and in-betweeners to capture some of that money.”

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