Report: Power Five conferences send joint letter to Congress pushing for national NIL policy
The NCAA might be moving towards allowing students to profit off their name, image and likeness, but the Power Five conferences are hoping that things get accomplished at a quicker pace and at a higher level.
Friday, Stadium’s Brett McMurphy obtained a three-page document that the Power Five conferences sent to Congress regarding a new name, image and likeness policy. The commissioners of those conference asked to “enact clear national policy on NIL and not wait for the NCAA process to conclude.”
News of these documents surfaces just weeks after the NCAA’s Board of Governors suggested that student-athletes have the ability to be compensated for endorsement deals, social media influencing and other avenues.
In 3-page letter, obtained by @Stadium, Power 5 league commissioners ask Congress to “enact clear national policy on NIL & not wait for NCAA process to conclude” & “so there will be uniform national standard that will preempt state NIL laws. … time is of the essence.” pic.twitter.com/VbaRCHTGXL
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) May 29, 2020
Allowing student-athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness has been gaining momentum in recent months, but it would force the NCAA to restructure its amateurism model that has been in place for decades. Still, it seems like change is coming to the association in the near future.
Below are the documents that McMurphy shared on his Twitter timeline: