by
34 Comments
Lawyer Tom Mars, who represents Spyre Sports Group, had detailed the name, image and likeness deal star QB recruit Nico Iamaleava signed that has the Tennessee Volunteers in the NCAA's sights... (The Spun)
Filed Under: Tennessee Sports

Comments

34 Comments
user avatar
Deplorable Duke17 days
Over this assclown?! LMFAO!!!
user avatar
clamdip22 days
Simple question: how many of Spyre Sports Group's "clients" attend a school other than Tennessee?
user avatar
RightWingTiger20 days
I think we all know the answer.
user avatar
CanebreakCajun22 days
Tennesee paid a freshman qb $2 million last season to throw 45 passes last year. Good for him, bad for Tennessee.
user avatar
hogminer22 days
Tom Mars is a bitch.
user avatar
soccerfüt22 days
The 30 for 30* of this will be entitled “Nico and the Man”

*More like 30 Seconds rather than minutes; this whole story is likely to be mostly all forgotten going forward.
user avatar
JackieTreehorn22 days
Imma leava bitch
user avatar
Salty Morton20 days
No, you're just a little bitch.
user avatar
They can bullshite it any way they’d like. NIL is just pay for play.
user avatar
holmesbr22 days
This is why I don't understand NIL. I went to public school so I am aware of my limitations. Is the NIL deal with the kid direct or does UT control the money and parcel it out? Like did UT get $20mm worth of money and then look for kids?
user avatar
TMRebel22 days
frick Tom Mars
user avatar
Tennessee is still learning what happens when you report Alabama.
user avatar
KamaCausey_LSU22 days
No wonder there's so much NIL money being thrown around. These companies are basically loan sharks. I wonder what % he owes them if he makes the NFL.
user avatar
OceanMan22 days
I’ve been saying this for years, this is the NFLs mess. They are now essentially borrowing against NFL earnings. The NFLPA needs to wake up to this and cut these kids in now or the next 10-15 years will be an over leveraged workforce. Start a paid development league so these kids can establish an actual market value.
user avatar
TouchdownTony23 days
The NCAA is trying to get back into the game. No state (California) can just say well, your bylaws don't apply to us. If you are a member of the NCAA the rules apply. You can withdraw from the NCAA and no games will count and you basically wouldn't exist as a member of intercollegiate athletics. I applaud the NCAA here. It's about friggin time they got in the game. NIL in its current form has to be squashed as does the transfer portal.
user avatar
faraway22 days
you're ignoring the fact that judges have said that
user avatar
Masonburden6722 days
Don’t Tell Jordy that . He believes there should be no rules or guidelines in college football
user avatar
bigDgator23 days
Paragraph 1, "Independent of the University of Tennessee...."
Paragraph 5, "Spyre sports and the Vol club currently represent over 100 athletes...."

Well which is it?
user avatar
madmaxvol22 days
The Vol Club is not operated by the University. It is a group made up of business and fan members to raise NIL money. LINK It is like the NIL Club that LSU has (rather than like the NILSU program).
user avatar
Drizzt23 days
Reason number 673 why everyone hates the NCAA and lawyers.
user avatar
24chevrolet4822 days
Forgot to say unfair and unethical NIL practices, and Pay for play Fiasco
user avatar
AtlantaLSUfan23 days
NIL sucks corruption is already running rampant.
user avatar
MC560123 days
This is a great example of how ridiculous the "NIL" world is. Everyone knows that Spyre Sports is the money arm of the Tennessee recruiting machine and we all have to make believe that they have nothing to do with it. No slight on Tenn as this happens everywhere but the whole system is flawed. That and the fact that this guy's name, image, and likeness is likely worth 10% of what he is being paid for. It's straight pay to play and has nothing to do with NIL or a player's ad value
user avatar
TheRouxGuru23 days
‘Iamaleava’ doesn’t sound like a name that I’d expect to stick around one spot for too long
user avatar
SomeLSUguy23 days
With that name, I guess we can expect him in the portal a lot.
user avatar
tigersbb23 days
Nico is a Walkaway Joe, born to be an Iamaleava, its just a matter of time, Tell you from the word go
user avatar
TFH23 days
Somehow I doubt that is the entirety of the facts.
user avatar
Sauron23 days
The Volunteer Club is closely linked to Spyre Sports Group; the two entities share the same top officers and the same address in Knoxville. Which is gonna make it hard for Tennessee to prove there's no overlap between their recruiting efforts and their use of NIL funds.
user avatar
jpainter617423 days
Prove there is... the burden isn't on them to prove their innocence.
user avatar
Sauron23 days
This isn't a criminal case; there's no "innocent until proven guilty" assumption.
user avatar
LSUNV23 days
You got it backwards. This isn’t a criminal case. They will have to show proof
Popular Stories