By: Taylor Kauffman
For a very long time the NCAA banned school athletes from being profitable whereas enjoying their sport. Effectively, that modified this week — permitting athletes to learn from their identify, picture and likeness.
“When it got here out and I noticed it I used to be like holy cow, prefer it was an enormous shock,” stated Drury Woman Panthers’ Payton Richards.
This was a typical response for athletes after the NCAA lifted the identify picture and likeness ban permitting athletes to make cash whereas enjoying their school sports activities.
“Then I assumed like you realize, we’d not less than have a pair extra years earlier than it might occur,” Richards stated.
The fifth 12 months senior from West Plains has excessive hopes for what this might imply.
“I feel that’s going to assist us broaden and get us get consideration, you realize, and so that you gained’t see like discrepancy between the lads males’s and girls’s video games to this provided for all of us now. So I feel that’s one thing that’s tremendous cool and may bridge that hole,” stated Richard.
However earlier than reaping the rewards of any endorsements many athletes like Payton are continuing with warning.
“We couldn’t earn cash from these sorts of issues, so now they’re simply, ‘Alright right here you go, it’s out within the open,’ which is nice, however what can I do to ensure that I’m not going to get in bother for doing it, you realize what I imply?” stated Richards. “As a result of nobody needs to get in bother with NCAA since you’re proper, you will get in bother similar to that and so we wish to ensure that we’re doing the correct factor on and off the courtroom to abide by these guidelines after which in fact, take pleasure in the good thing about having our picture and likeness and being profitable off of it.”
The small print of the brand new NIL guidelines are left to the states and faculties — no phrase but on what these insurance policies appear to be for Missouri State or Drury.