What is the Alabama NIL Law?
The Alabama NIL Law states that student-athletes may earn compensation for use of name, image, or likeness, conditions established, certain postsecondary educational institutions may not restrict, Alabama Collegiate Athletic Commission established to enforce. (Link)
When does Alabama NIL Compliance Start?
Alabama NIL started on July 1, 2021, per the NCAA Interim Policies and with the passage of House Bill 404, Alabama State NIL laws also took effect on July 1, 2021.
How does Alabama NIL affect NCAA Student-Athletes?
Alabama NCAA Student-Athletes will be able to earn compensation for the use of her or his name, image, or likeness (NIL) through a multitude of different opportunities. Student-Athletes can now make money for things such as endorsements, sponsorships, appearances, autographs, memorabilia, podcasts, camps, clinics, private lessons, crowdfunding, and many other opportunities!
What are Alabama Name, Image, and Likeness Best Practices?
Both athletes and administrators in the State of Alabama should start by making sure they have a proper understanding of the rules and regulations set-forth by House Bill 404. A working-knowledge of the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for Alabama NIL will allow all parties to safely and successfully navigate the new landscape. The next most important aspect would be the compliance component of NIL. Not only do students need to make sure they are entering agreements that are compliant with the passed state regulations, but they need to make sure they are transparent with their school to avoid any institutional conflicts.