What is the Florida NIL Law?
The Florida NIL Law is a bill authorizing an intercollegiate athlete at a postsecondary educational institution to earn compensation for the use of her or his Name, Image, or Likeness (NIL), and prohibits a postsecondary institution from preventing an athlete from earning NIL compensation. (Link)
When does Florida NIL Compliance Start?
Florida NIL started on July 1, 2021, per the NCAA Interim Policies and with the passage of Senate Bill 646, Florida State NIL laws also took effect on July 1, 2021.
How does Florida NIL affect NCAA Student-Athletes?
Florida 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 Florida Name, Image, and Likeness Best Practices?
Both athletes and administrators in the State of Florida should start by making sure they have a proper understanding of the rules and regulations set-forth by Senate Bill 646. A working-knowledge of the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for Florida 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.