Created: July 02, 2021 04:32 PM
NCAA champion and Gophers heavyweight wrestler Gable Steveson (Apple Valley HS) landed an endorsement deal on the first day collegiate athletes could do so.
We spoke with him about that and the name, image, and/or likeness movement captivating the entire collegiate sports landscape.
***Click the video box above to watch our conversation with Steveson***
The groundbreaking ruling that went into effect Thursday enabling college athletes to profit from use of their name, image or likeness for the first time has sent athletic directors and compliance officers scrambling. Even though the NCAA essentially cleared the decks for the money to flow — with some restrictions — it is up to schools to help ensure all those endorsement deals and social media shoutout arrangements follow state laws and still-fresh school policies.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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