Should college athletes’ NIL agreement be public records?

A new version of a bill to regulate name, image and likeness in Utah would exempt college athletes’ NIL agreements submitted to public universities from the state’s open records law, closing them off to any public scrutiny.

HB202 requires athletes to submit any NIL contract over $600 in value to the university. The school then must provide the athlete written acknowledgment regarding whether the contract conflicts with university policies or provisions of the proposed law.

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