REPORT: LSU players announcing new deals on NIL Day

LSU players announce deals starting Thursday, July 1 with the passing of a temporary NIL policy.
Published: Jul. 1, 2021 at 11:24 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The NCAA recently passed a temporary NIL policy allowing college athletes to monetize their names, images, and likeness (NIL) starting Thursday, July 1.

The announcement comes as several states, including Louisiana, were prepared to bypass NCAA rules to allow students to make money.

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Two LSU football players have reportedly announced deals through a company called Match Point, which facilitates deals between athletes and companies.

According to Charles Hanagriff with Match Point, LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. and quarterback Myles Brennan have announced partnerships with Walk On’s, Small Sliders, and Smoothie King.

Two other LSU football players, wide receiver Kayshon Boutte and offensive lineman Austin Deculus, have announced deals through Yoke Gaming.

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According to Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated, LSU has issued a NIL document to inform student-athletes. He also reports LSU will allow its student-athletes to use school marks and facilities if a Louisiana law is approved.

Heisman Trophy winner and former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow also chimed in on Twitter Thursday on college athletes now being able to make money from their name, image, and likeness.

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