What is the Mississippi NIL Law?
The Mississippi 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). (Link)
When does Mississippi NIL Compliance Start?
Mississippi NIL started on July 1, 2021, per the NCAA Interim Policies and with the passage of State Bill 2313, Mississippi State NIL laws also took effect on July 1, 2021.
How does Mississippi NIL affect NCAA Student-Athletes?
Mississippi 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 Mississippi Name, Image, and Likeness Best Practices?
Both athletes and administrators in the State of Mississippi should start by making sure they have a proper understanding of the rules and regulations set-forth by State Bill 2313. 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.