Former NFL running back Fred Taylor has reacted to rumors about his college commitment process and shockingly, he confirmed the rumors via Side Action;
You gotta get paid to play?
Former NFL running back Fred Taylor confirmed a widespread rumor about his college commitment process.
The running back was apparently given 50,000 great reasons to play for the Georgia Bulldogs, however that didn’t end up happening. It appears that getting paid includes retired NFL running back Fred Taylor, who addressed a rumor that he received a bag containing upwards of $50,000 to commit to Georgia when he was a high schooler on Bussin’ With The Boys.
You think stories like this are wild with the new NIL rules they are about to get wilder.
On June 30, 2021, the Division 1 Board of Directors approved an interim name, image and likeness (NIL) policy. This new policy allows all NCAA D1, D2 and D3 student-athletes to be compensated for their NIL as of July 1, 2021, regardless of whether their state has a NIL law in place or not.
The NCAA NIL rules do not override state, college/university or conference specific NIL rules. This means student-athletes need to review the NIL rules in the state where their school is located and check with their athletic department for any school and conference-specific rules to understand what limitations they will have on their NIL.
College student-athletes competing in states without an NIL law will have the freedom to receive compensation for their NIL however they see fit, as long as they do not violate pay-for-play or receive financial incentives to sign with or remain at a program.
High school athletes should tread carefully when looking into ways they can monetize on their NIL while in high school. While the NCAA rules say a high school student-athlete can begin to monetize their NIL in high school, doing so could violate their high school or sports association rules and jeopardize their eligibility within their sport or high school.
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