Nike signs first high school athletes to marketing deal

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Nike signs first high school athletes to marketing deal

Post by ViAggie » May 17th, 2022, 3:44 pm

Athletic wear powerhouse Nike has signed two sisters who play soccer for a California high school to a so-called "NIL"–name, image and likeness–deal, the first known high school athletes to get such an agreement with a major product manufacturer...

Alyssa and Gisele Thompson, a junior and sophomore respectively, at Harvard-Westlake High School where they both play soccer. They are committed to playing at Stanford for their college careers and will both play on the US youth national team.

The NCAA recently revoked its rule barring college athletes from making money off their name, image and likeness, a rule which also would bar student-athletes from competing if they made money from their athletic fame prior to entering college. ... eness-deal

BTW - Harvard-Westlake HS (Private) is located in Beverly Hills... it's the school that people from Calabasas to BH with REAL money send their kids to.
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Re: Nike signs first high school athletes to marketing deal

Post by FromLItoLogan » May 17th, 2022, 9:02 pm

So athletes who don't really need the money get more money because they're great athletes with well connected parents. Parents are gonna start becoming full time agents for these kids by the time they're 14 trying to strike deals for their kids. I respect their hustle but yikes.
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