What is the Rhode Island NIL Law?
The Rhode Island NIL Law is a bill that expressly allows college athletes, while they are students, to personally profit from the use of their name, image, and likeness, and prohibits the NCAA from preventing these practices. (Link)
When does Rhode Island NIL Compliance Start?
Rhode Island NIL started on July 1, 2021, per the NCAA Interim Policies. If and when House Bill 5082 is passed into law, Rhode Island State NIL laws would take effect on January 1, 2022.
How does Rhode Island NIL affect NCAA Student-Athletes?
Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Name, Image, and Likeness Best Practices?
Both athletes and administrators in the State of Rhode Island should start by making sure they have a proper understanding of the rules and regulations set-forth by House Bill 5082. 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.