Name, Image, Likeness Rule

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I know this thread has been dormant for a little bit, but I know my fellow Illini will point me in the right direction. Ignore the post count. I think this is my 3rd-4th account because I forget logins. I have been Illini_in_KS, Katzisatool (my most prolific user name) and a few others. Obviously this name is in homage to my favorite Illini of all time.

For further cred, I know it was NOT over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor, the Bruce Weber dancing gif is possibly the funniest gif on this site, I in fact DO KNOW who IDKWTI…. is, and last but not least Loyalty after dark is pure gold and that most great news should be here by the EOW.

Having established some credibility, :), I have a few NIL questions. I do not want to rehash conversations and waste people’s time, and…. in full disclosure, I do not want to read through this entire thread.

I am the Executive Director of a Non-Profit. We are in the social services/education field, not that that is hugely relevant, but just for context. I am curious about some of the things that we do on a fundraising side of things.

So let me give a quick scenario and if someone would like to private message me that would be great.

We are in a merchandise phase of fundraising. Currently, we are targeting those people that can give $20, $25, up to $100 or so donations. We have quite a few of our big $ donors, for those who are familiar with fundraising pyramids. Anyway, can an Illini athlete post on social media, endorsing and driving traffic to a business asking them to purchase a product (that falls within the acceptable parameters), and then give a promo code that lets the business know where the business originated (athlete) from, thus allowing the business to then a set $ amount per item sold or a set % (say 10%) of dollar amount purchased, etc?

I am a natural story teller as you can tell. Lots of words but here is the gist—- Athlete posts on Social Media “Hey everyone, go check out (company x)!!! Support a great cause by purchasing (product X)!!! Please use the promo code (Athlete Name TN) so they know who sent you!!!”

Can they do that? I come here because I know we have a lot of very, very, very smart people on here, especially in the area of law. I don’t want to sit on the phone explaining my thoughts to someone who may not have any clue what i am talking about. So I came here.
 
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Do we really think a walk-on could make enough money at any school to justify paying for tuition/room&board?

Unless you are thinking of UK taking an extra 5 star commit since someone decided to stay instead of going to the NBA.
Weird, that's exactly the first school that came to mind. I just mean, let's say Kentucky was out of scholarships and a 5 star recruit or transfer was available, their boosters could easily pay tuition plus. Like, you know when political candidates "write" books and it hits the best-sellers list, except that no one bought the book, just their campaign...well, let's say you have a recruit photocopy 100 pictures of themselves and sell them for $1000 a piece? Scholarships don't mean anything anymore. A player could easily get tuition, a car, housing, and cash from boosters now. I'm not saying that I disagree that college athletes should be prevented from making money, I just don't how far schools and their boosters will take this.
 
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Weird, that's exactly the first school that came to mind. I just mean, let's say Kentucky was out of scholarships and a 5 star recruit or transfer was available, their boosters could easily pay tuition plus. Like, you know when political candidates "write" books and it hits the best-sellers list, except that no one bought the book, just their campaign...well, let's say you have a recruit photocopy 100 pictures of themselves and sell them for $1000 a piece? Scholarships don't mean anything anymore. A player could easily get tuition, a car, housing, and cash from boosters now. I'm not saying that I disagree that college athletes should be prevented from making money, I just don't how far schools and their boosters will take this.
I'd just say let's see if any of this actually happens before we start freaking out about it. Kentucky doesn't even pull in the top class every year (though they get close), and now we're thinking they're going to pull in 5-stars as walk-ons? I could see it happen on rare occasion but would be surprised if it became a common occurrence.
 
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Forgottonia
I'd just say let's see if any of this actually happens before we start freaking out about it. Kentucky doesn't even pull in the top class every year (though they get close), and now we're thinking they're going to pull in 5-stars as walk-ons? I could see it happen on rare occasion but would be surprised if it became a common occurrence.
My original comment that sparked this was in reference to football. If a guy has a dream of playing for O$U, but they are out of rides, I think it's easy to imagine him considering being a walk on with some NIL money vs going to a lessor program. Obviously doesn't work for every player (and certainly not 5*'s), but I have no doubt it will happen. If you grew up in Ohio, football is a religion. Doubt many there care about you if you are a 3* that went to Illinois, but you played for O$U?!!!

jmo
 
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My original comment that sparked this was in reference to football. If a guy has a dream of playing for O$U, but they are out of rides, I think it's easy to imagine him considering being a walk on with some NIL money vs going to a lessor program. Obviously doesn't work for every player (and certainly not 5*'s), but I have no doubt it will happen. If you grew up in Ohio, football is a religion. Doubt many there care about you if you are a 3* that went to Illinois, but you played for O$U?!!!

jmo
Yes, I think your scenario is probably more likely
 
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My original comment that sparked this was in reference to football. If a guy has a dream of playing for O$U, but they are out of rides, I think it's easy to imagine him considering being a walk on with some NIL money vs going to a lessor program. Obviously doesn't work for every player (and certainly not 5*'s), but I have no doubt it will happen. If you grew up in Ohio, football is a religion. Doubt many there care about you if you are a 3* that went to Illinois, but you played for O$U?!!!

jmo
the rich programs will be made richer by this rule for many different reasons - they have the monied boosters just waiting to lay cash on players in the hope more will be attracted to go there

in the 60's - 70's it was under the table. now its all above board.

10-15 programs will really benefit A LOT as some players will chase the cash
the other programs, not so much.
players ? yea they will benefit