Now you have a friend in the politics business.

It appears the NCAA has found its go-to guy on the NIL front.

We commend Senator Rubio for introducing this critical piece of federal legislation to support student-athletes.

The provisions of Senator Rubio’s bill are consistent with the many steps our member schools are taking to modernize name, image and likeness opportunities for college athletes. To support these efforts, our members also have stressed we need assistance from Congress to set a federal framework for name, image and likeness, and Senator Rubio’s bill does just that.

His bill sets out federal parameters for allowing student-athletes to profit from the use of their name, image and likeness without turning them into employees; preempts legislation at the state level; and importantly protects the Association from ongoing litigation as we move forward with establishing national rules on name, image and likeness.

We look forward to working with Senator Rubio and other members of Congress to establish a legislative and legal framework at the federal level to strengthen the student-athlete experience and preserve the mission of college sports.

Um… that “other members of Congress” may be a real stretch for you guys.

Eh, it’s the thought that counts, along with some of that sweet, sweet lobbying money.


Filed under Political Wankery, The NCAA

11 responses to “Now you have a friend in the politics business.

  1. MGW

    If I read his proposal right yesterday, it basically reads like this, “The NCAA must allow NIL, but with restrictions to keep pay for play from happening, restrictions to make sure players can’t sign with anyone but the sponsors the schools already have, the NCAA writes those restrictions however it sees fit, interprets those restrictions how it sees fit, and is immune to suits if anyone doesn’t like its restrictions or interpretations.”

    As in…. “NIL rights for all…. but the NCAA can say no NIL, and is immune from suit when it does.” Kind of like saying, “abortions are legal after a 10 month waiting period.”


  2. Desperation is a stinky cologne.


  3. As a Republican resident of Monticello Fl. let me state for the record that marco is, as a senator, garbage. I do not care a whit what he does with the NCAA he sucks as a Florida Senator. A little bit of talk and no action. A partially drunk virgin on a first date. That is marco.


  4. doofusdawg

    Well hell I’ll play. Seems like the bigger question is does Susan Rice like college football.


  5. Harold Miller

    K Street needs to be fumigated.


  6. stoopnagle

    Go figure that this empty suit doesn’t want labor to get a fair shake. Color me shocked.


  7. FlyingPeakDawg

    First draft of release read: “We pay Senator Rubio…” Thank goodness for editors.


  8. FlyingPeakDawg

    Elsewhere in the news, Rome burns and Generalisamo Franco is still dead!


  9. BuffaloSpringfield

    For What it’s Worth:
    If the politicians attack NIL like they have addressed the issues of the country these last 3-4 weeks the NCCA just may have their greedy asses covered. Both the House and Senate seem as totally useless in any direction for order, law and respect. So their most important issue be those Red or Blue is where do I pick up my check. Then think why do I do this and take all this crap when I could slip off into the nefarious world of lobbying.