This NIL aggression will not stand, man.

Nice “doing it for the kids” touch there, Chip.

What’s happened is, in the wake of the NCAA abandoning the field of regulating NIL compensation post-Alston, that schools in states without laws governing NIL rights actually have the advantage over those in states with NIL laws.  The turntables have turned, in other words, which was not the intention.  Chip is just restoring the natural order of the universe, or at least the recruiting part of it.

Along those lines, I would be shocked, shocked if the Georgia legislature did not revisit HB 617 this session.  You could make the argument that in the present circumstances, Georgia has the worst environment for NIL compensation in the country.  My guess is that Bill Cowsert’s take

“I’m actually concerned about the potential for folks to cross the line, going from a supporter to using someone to promote their products and becoming a booster,” Cowsert told Atlanta Business Chronicle. “We have to be very careful that this isn’t used inappropriately by businesses agreeing to essentially pay some for their NIL when they really want to persuade someone to come to the University of Georgia.”

… will either be modified significantly, or outright ignored.  ‘Crootin’ über alles!


Filed under Georgia Football, It's Just Bidness, Political Wankery, Recruiting

18 responses to “This NIL aggression will not stand, man.

  1. mwodieseldawg

    The NIL may bite my beloved UGA in the ass somehow but I honestly love how it has dropped a bomb on the NCAA and state governments. Those assholes don’t know whether to shit or go blind. It’s great to see the SAs gain more freedom and leverage.


  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Speaking of Florida: CORCH, CANNED! Film at 11. Darn shame. Darn shame.


  3. Robert (Jeff)rey Wolford

    It’s about making the system work for you. Not preserving vestiges of the old system. Adapt, ASAP, or die.


  4. Chunky A

    Yall saw this last night…right? Im sure it was just coincidence…and not Fla using it to lure a player from a rival school…


  5. At what point do we cross the line where the student-athletes then become employees of the institution. That’s quite the can of worms that I don’t think anyone wants. Certainly feels like we’re getting nearer and nearer to that becoming the reality, however.


  6. It will take a while for many to see and for it to play out completely, but they have ruined the sport of college football with all of this. There is increasingly less actual recruiting and more lets see who bids the highest. They have destroyed the academic mission and purpose it was created for and will end up hurting a lot of young men that only think about the here and now. Just wait and see.


  7. Whiskey Dawg

    From my experience if you start wondering about the possibility of a line getting crossed – it’s because it already has.

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  8. silvercreekdawg

    I’m obligated to point out this bill was filed 6 months ago. It’s just now being publicized because of yesterday’s events and the fact that LaMarca is a FSU alum.