Mississippi to Potentially Allow College Athletes to Gain from Name, Image or Likeness

Mississippi lawmakers are looking at a bill allowing college athletes to earn money from their name, image or likeness (NIL), Associated Press reported.

Rep. C. Scott BoundsRep. C. Scott Bounds

All eight of Mississippi’s public universities and the schools’ governing board support the bill, said Senate universities and colleges committee Chairman Scott Bounds.

As of July 1, Florida will allow student-athletes to earn money through contracts – same goes for California in January 2023.