Nick Saban, NIL, College Athletics

Nick Saban says that the state of CFB and NIL led to retirement during Capitol Hill NIL Roundtable

Ex-Alabama head coach Nick Saban has endorsed the idea of sharing revenue directly with college football players and other NCAA athletes when speaking to a panel that included U.S. Senators focused on NIL issues in Washington, D.C.

“If we had some sort of revenue sharing proposition that did not make student-athletes employees… I think that may be the long-term solution,” Saban said to the panel, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). 

“You could create a better quality of life for student-athletes, you could still emphasize development, you can still create brand and athletic development with a system like that and it would be equal in all institutions,” Saban added. “You couldn’t raise more money at one school to create a competitive advantage at another.”

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