by Larry LeoFebruary 23, 2021
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Earlier this month, EA Sports announced their first college football game since 2013. One school who will not be participating is Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish believes athletes should be paid for their likeness...
At the moment, NCAA rules prohibit players from selling their NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) rights while they're still in school.
But, Notre Dame says they won't cooperate with EA Sports until there's a plan in place for Fighting Irish athletes to be compensated fairly.
"Notre Dame athletics welcome the return of EA Sports college football, the video game series that has historically helped promote interest in college football," AD Jack Swarbrick said.
"Notre Dame will not, however, participate in the game until such time as rules have been finalized covering the participation of our student-athletes."
The statement continued, "As those rules are developed, it is our strong desire that student athletes be allowed to benefit directly from allowing their name, image and performance history to be used in the game."
ND head coach Brian Kelly also weighed in -- saying, "We are here to support our student-athletes."
"Much like we have empowered our players when it comes to providing a platform to speak on racial inequalities & social issues that are important to them, we must support them when it comes to NIL & the work that still needs to be done."
Filed Under: NCAA Football
Originally published on TigerDroppings.com
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