Several Auburn football stars come together to form the Plains NIL Club, an NIL agency designed to maximize advertising revenue for Auburn University athletes at the expense of traditional sports agents who have taken too much of the revenue from their players.
Kameron Brown, a junior linebacker who has yet to find the ground for defensive possession, confirmed the Plains NIL club goal at AL.com reporter Nick Alvarez in comments praising his training:
“It’s really cool that you have people taking care of the team. It helps no matter what situation you’re in. It also helps you network. Going through that is going to help a lot of guys meeting old people for future jobs and stuff like that. You just have to be smart about that stuff,” Brown said. “You also need someone to double-check you, we play football all the time. time, which means you’ll forget things if you’re not an organized person.”
Alvarez then explained how Brown formed his point of view. The current UA student is working towards a degree in marketing and could be part of the Plains NIL club beyond his time as a student-athlete:
“Brown, a marketer, believes players are looking more seriously at NIL opportunities now that state laws are loosening and more money is pouring in. After talking to professors, he realized what many pundits identified as a problem: agents or others taking advantage of a player’s lack of NIL knowledge for a bigger pay cut or a scenario of fee-for-service at risk of eligibility.
Auburn football HC Bryan Harsin not fully supporting NIL
Bryan Harsin said “we’re losing the whole concept of what college athletics is” in earlier comments about NIL’s impact on sports. Tigers HC don’t believe a four-year college sports career should be like a full-time professional career.
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