What is the Nebraska NIL Law?
The Nebraska NIL Law allows college athletes at Nebraska’s public and private schools to earn money from their name, image, and likeness rights, or athletic reputation. The bill permits athletes to sign with a licensed agent and protects them from retaliation for receiving compensation. If a postsecondary institution or athletic association punishes a student-athlete for pursuing compensation for their name, image, and likeness rights, a student may seek damages and injunctive relief.
When does Nebraska NIL Compliance Start?
Nebraska NIL Compliance started on July 1, 2021, per the NCAA Interim Policies and with the passage of Legislative Bill 962, Nebraska State NIL laws also took effect on July 1, 2021.
How does Nebraska NIL affect NCAA Student-Athletes?
Nebraska 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 Nebraska Name, Image, and Likeness Best Practices?
Both athletes and administrators in the State of Nebraska should start by making sure they have a proper understanding of the rules and regulations set-forth by Legislative Bill 962. A working-knowledge of the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for Nebraska 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.