August 03, 2022

Manchin, Tuberville Solicit Stakeholder Feedback On Name, Image And Likeness Legislation

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) solicited input from stakeholders as they announce their intent to work on bipartisan legislation related to name, image and likeness (NIL). 
To build consensus around a potential solution, the Senators are soliciting input from a broad range of stakeholders, including university athletic directors, administrators, associations, and student-athlete groups prior to releasing NIL-related legislation. The Senators intend to use the feedback to guide discussions on a legislative path forward.  
“The lack of meaningful leadership and a lack of clarity in this area resulting from Alston means that the U.S. Congress must act to set clear ground rules for student-athletes and institutions alike. Like you, we have the common goals of protecting student-athletes, ensuring fair competition and compensation, and preserving the time-honored traditions of college sports,” the Senators wrote.

The Senators continued, “Our staffs are actively drafting legislative text to establish an Alston-compliant NIL regulatory structure that promotes the principles stated above, and we request the input and perspective of informed stakeholders, like you.”
The letter can be read in full here.