Autonomy Five Conferences: Statement on hearing about Name, Image, and Likeness legislation in Senate Commerce Committee
Today, June 9, 2021, the Autonomy Five Conferences released the following statement regarding a hearing about Name, Image, and Likeness legislation in the Senate Commerce Committee:
The Autonomy Five Conferences thank Chair Maria Cantwell and Ranking Member Roger Wicker for today’s hearing and their determination to set a fair and enforceable national standard on NIL. Only Congress can pass a national solution for student-athlete NIL rights. The patchwork of state laws that begins on July 1 will disadvantage student-athletes in some states and create an unworkable system for others. As leaders in college athletics, we support extending NIL rights in a way that supports the educational opportunities of all student-athletes, including collegians in Olympic sports who comprised 80% of Team USA at the Rio games. We continue to work with Congress to develop a solution for NIL and expand opportunities.
The Autonomy Five Conferences today released the following statement: pic.twitter.com/aNDq2ywG4z
— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) June 9, 2021