The era of college athletes being allowed to profit has finally arrived.
The NCAA announced late Wednesday that starting Thursday, players would be allowed to earn money from their name, image and likeness. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
All three NCAA divisions adopt interim name, image and likeness policy:
— NCAA (@NCAA) June 30, 2021
That means as of this morning, it’s time for the best athletes in America to start cashing monster checks, and I can’t wait to see it happen.
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Ten years ago, a day like today seemed impossible. Many thought we’d never be here. Yet, here we are. Gone are the days of NCAA investigations into player payments and gone are the days of college athletes being exploited.
After years of monitoring whether athletes were getting impermissible cream cheese on a bagel, the NCAA has flung the doors open for athletes to start making $$ from endorsements and other business opportunities.
— Michele Steele (@MicheleSteele) June 30, 2021
As a capitalist, I think the fact athletes have been deprived the right to earn money is nothing short of shameful.
This is America. In any other industry than college sports, stars get paid. It’s about damn time college football and basketball stars were allowed to cash checks.
Miami Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King has signed an NIL deal with College Hunks Hauling Junk, per @Schultz_Report.
The deal will net King $20,000. pic.twitter.com/BmMTQPWxmn
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) July 1, 2021
Get your money, folks! Get your money!