“They can just make the money, go to school and play football,” said Sanders.
The current NIL legislation will remain in place until the NCAA adopts new rules or federal policies are made. Schools and conferences may also choose to mandate their own additional policies.
Another pro of this policy is that student-athletes will be motivated to attain get their degrees. With athletes able to now be paid by sponsors or boosters, there is not a rush to enter the professional ranks for a big payday.
“A lot of guys think they won’t be able to apply their degrees,” said Julien Turner, former Morehouse College linebacker. “They might start getting more degrees in finance and business if they’re already getting money coming in.”
The athletes will also be able to learn negotiating skills and sharpen their money management skills earlier, he said.
“A lot of times people get into the league and don’t know how to negotiate and speak the language and don’t know what to do with their money, so they blow it,” said Turner
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