Football is the single most popular sport in the US, and those that have the physical abilities to excel in this sport can definitely get a lot of benefits handed to them. One such advantage that you can gain by playing football is a full ride scholarship at the university of your choice. However, one thing that many people have started to realize is that universities get a lot of profit from the players that they give scholarships to, and a major change that is occurring is that student athletes are being given their fair share of the pie at long last.
The NCAA governs college athletes, and it recently gave them access to NIL advisors that can enable them to earn more money than might have been the case otherwise. The reason behind this is that student athletes can now use the fame that they have acquired to offer their name, image and likeness to brands who would pay them in exchange for the advertising that they are facilitating. This is not something that was possible in the past, and it is great that such a positive change is being made since athletes were being taken advantage of prior to its implementation.
The question of whether or not student athletes should be paid is a complicated one, but their NIL should never be used without them receiving payments for it. Thanks to the new NCAA NIL rule, athletes can make public appearances that they would get paid thousands of dollars for, and as if that weren’t already enough they can also get sponsored by brands so that they can pay for other expenses apart from their college tuition all in all.