NIL in Pennsylvania: State joins Nevada in advancing toward ‘permitted’ status in high school
Pennsylvania looks like it might be next in line to shift from “under consideration” to “permitted” when it comes to allowing NIL at the high school level.
In the past month, Oklahoma and Oregon made the shift to allowing high school athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness, and Nevada looks like a solid contender along with Pennsylvania to be next.
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) is expected to make a final vote in December to authorize Pennsylvania high school athletes to participate in NIL activities.
Some of the PIAA limitations mentioned in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story include:
- No one affiliated with the high school or employed by the school may arrange for NIL deals or pay players.
- PIAA athletes cannot promote adult entertainment products or services, alcohol products, controlled substances, opioids, anything to do with gambling or sports betting, or weapons, firearms and ammunition.
- Student-athletes may not make any reference to the PIAA or any member school, team or team nickname in NIL ads.
(File photo by Ryan Taneyhill)