The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that the NCAA Division I Council had recommended the organization temporarily “suspend amateurism rules,” allowing athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness.
According to the NCAA’s statement, the new recommendation would leave in place “the commitment to avoid pay-for-play and improper inducements tied to choosing to attend a particular school.”
But under the new rules, college athletes would be permitted to participate in name, image and likeness (NIL) activities that are “consistent with the law of the state where the school is located.” Athletes may use professional service providers for their NIL activities.
These rules, if adopted, would stay in place until federal legislation or new rules are put in place.
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