Under the table? Think Ryan Kaji effect.


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Posted by Big Ron on June 21, 21 at 11:12:30:

In Reply to: Supreme Court ruling posted by Doug on June 21, 21 at 09:57:29:

Ryan is a 9 year old that makes over $37 MILLION a year playing games and dancing on YouTube. The bulk of Ryan's wealth comes from video views. In 2019, he set a new record, earning an estimated $26 million from YouTube alone. That does not include the cash he made from other endeavors such as endorsements.

Now think of all the sports highlights and player features that fill the internet. With all players now retaining NIL rights, imagine the money a star player can make. Or Heisman Trophy candidate can make. Players will be drawn to teams in big media markets. I'm waiting for the first time a coach tries to switch a new HS recruit from QB to DB and gets hit with a lawsuit from the kid's business manager or lawyer.

At least 14 states have passed, or are about to pass, different versions of NIL laws. Some states are trying to pass laws that will allow schools to collect a large portion of a player's revenue into a common fund that would then be redistributed to players not in "glamor" roles, to Olympic sports and to balance Title 9 requirements. Why would any star play pick such a state? Without national oversight, this is going to be a nightmare.




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