What is the Arizona NIL Law?
Arizona NIL Law states that athletes cannot enter into contracts that conflict with their team contracts. Athletes cannot enter into contracts that conflict with the intellectual property rights of anyone else, including their school. Agents hired by athletes must meet certain licensing requirements. The law does not explicitly require athletes to disclose NIL contracts to their school.
When does Arizona NIL Compliance Start?
Arizona NIL started on July 1, 2021, per the NCAA Interim Policies and with the passage of Senate Bill 1296, Arizona State NIL laws also took effect on July 23, 2021.
How does Arizona NIL affect NCAA Student-Athletes?
Arizona 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 more!
What are Arizona Name, Image, and Likeness Best Practices?
Both athletes and administrators in the State of Arizona should start by making sure they have a proper understanding of the rules and regulations set-forth by Senate Bill 1296. A working-knowledge of the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for Arizona 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.