June 1, 2023
Spencer Fane lawyer Peter Goplerud lately authored an report published by the Sports Company Journal. In it, he opined on the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA)’s method to regulating how college athletes monetize use of name, image, and likeness (NIL).
In his op-ed, College Sports Does not Will need Congressional Protection — It Requires Bold, Inventive Leadership, Peter examined the organization’s want to safe federal legislation that would set national requirements for the regulation of NIL activities. Noting that Congress has shown small understanding of the “Wild West” predicament developed by NIL, Peter concluded that it is the college sports leaders and organizations themselves that are ideal suited to lead the charge in this arena.
“Presidents, athletic directors, and conference commissioners want to resolve this themselves,” Peter stated. “It is time to establish a committee or operating group of a manageable size that consists of existing athletes and charge it with placing collectively an method to NIL that would advantage the athletes and convince the states that they do not want to be legislating in this space.”
At Spencer Fane, Peter serves as of counsel in the Larger Education practice. With a concentrate on greater education and sports law, he is a frequent lecturer and is broadly published in the sports law region, such as serving as co-author of one particular of the major textbooks on the topic. Peter also has substantial accreditation practical experience, specifically inside legal education, obtaining served as chair of many ABA Website Evaluation teams.
Study the complete report right here.