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An Update on NCAA, State and Federal NIL Legislation

Where do we currently stand on NIL legislation?

Last Updated on May 27, 2021

I’m joined this week by Darren Heitner, a Florida attorney who helped draft and promote Florida’s initial NIL legislation to talk about where we’re at currently with NCAA, state and federal legislation.

As of the publication of this episode, five states have NIL laws that go into effect on July 1, 2021, with several other states still pushing to pass legislation with the same effective date. We talk about Florida nearly changing its effective date, why some states are still holding out and what the landscape will look like if the NCAA or Congress doesn’t enact something for this school year.

Darren and I also discuss what we think the marketplace might look like as student athletes as the NIL era begins, how it might impact things like recruiting and more.

You can follow Darren on Twitter: @DarrenHeitner

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    Kristi A. Dosh is the founder of and has served as a sports business analyst and contributor for outlets such as Forbes, ESPN, SportsBusiness Journal, Bleacher Report, SB Nation and more. She is also the author of a book on the business of college football, Saturday Millionaires. Kristi is a sought-after consultant and speaker on topics related to the business of college sports and a former practicing attorney. Click to learn more

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