Knight Commission Responds to Senators’ Inquiries about Potential NIL Legislation


On August 3, 2022, the Knight Commission received a request from U.S. Senators Tommy Tuberville and Joe Manchin for input on potential legislation to address compensation to college athletes for the use of their names, images and likenesses (NIL). The Knight Commission’s response reflects its study of this topic for more than a decade, most notably in April 2020 when the Commission released five key principles on NIL activity to ensure the fair treatment for college athletes.