Why is federal NIL legislation important to support college athletes?

A federal, nationwide solution for name, image and likeness is necessary and would provide student-athletes across the country a fair, uniform collegiate experience and help ensure that opportunities provided to hundreds of thousands of student-athletes participating in nonrevenue sports continue to be supported. The Association looks forward to working with Congress to enact legislation that ensures a federal solution to NIL legislation, provides narrow safe harbor protections against ongoing litigation and reaffirms the nonemployment status of student-athletes. This approach will provide for a uniform name, image and likeness approach that will result in fair, national competition for all student-athletes and protect and ensure opportunities for future student-athletes.