Hercy Miller: Master P’s Son Signs $2M Endorsement. The new ruling is a monumental ruling for college athletes.
This new ruling changes the landscape of sports
After many years, NCAA athletes are permitted to sign endorsements deals. Now, athletes can earn money from their name, image, and likeness.
Prior to this ruling, athletes faced losing college eligibility. Hercy signed with an American technology company, as reported by CBS News. Hercy has been accepted to Tennesse State.
By the way, Hercy’s father Percy “Master P” Miller once played in the NBA. So, it makes perfect sense for Hercy to do the same.
Master P admitted in an interview with TMZ, “It’s incredible.” “This is gonna change the way college athletes want to stay in school.” And, I agree.
Incidentally, Web Apps company supports HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges & Universities).
With this new ruling, doors will open wide for endorsements for college athletes. What does this mean for professional sports, in general? Here are some of the benefits of endorsements
“The decision will allow students from coast to coast to strike endorsement deals, profit off their social media accounts, sell autographs and otherwise make money from their names, images and likenesses, potentially directing millions of dollars to college athletes every year, as reported by The New York Times.”
Now, that these restrictions have been removed college athletes are relieved. For now, this ruling is just one stepping stone. But NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement
“With the variety of state laws adopted across the country, we will continue to work with Congress to develop a solution that will provide clarity on a national level. The current environment — both legal and legislative — prevents us from providing a more permanent solution and the level of detail student-athletes deserve.”
As a matter of fact, this interim ruling can become permanent. Of course, there are still strict guidelines that must be followed. However, this is welcoming news for college athletes in the U.S.
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