What is the Ohio NIL Law?
This order allows student athletes to obtain professional representations and enter contracts for endorsements. They will be required to inform their college or university of any contracts they enter. The order also prohibits those colleges or universities from preventing a student from participating in athletics or otherwise punishing them as a result of earning such compensation. (Link)
When does Ohio NIL Compliance Start?
Ohio NIL started on July 1, 2021, per the NCAA Interim Policies and with the implementation of Executive Order 2021-10D, Ohio State NIL laws also took effect on June 28, 2021.
How does Ohio NIL affect NCAA Student-Athletes?
Ohio 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 Ohio Name, Image, and Likeness Best Practices?
Both athletes and administrators in the State of Ohio should start by making sure they have a proper understanding of the rules and regulations set-forth by Executive Order 2021-10D. A working-knowledge of the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for Ohio 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.