Ever since the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) made changes to its name, image, and likeness (NIL) policy, student-athletes have landed life-changing deals. The updates have not only transformed things for the youth but also for sports professionals such as Jasmine Jordan.
Mar 13, 2023
Colin Kaepernick is on a mission to get the NFL to give him another shot since he was last on the field in January 2017. While the former San Francisco 49ers player is currently adamant on the decision of wanting to have another go at professional football, he’s also made a comeback with receipts proving his impact on the league. When recalling the aftermath of taking a knee during the national anthem in 2016, Kaepernick shared with the “I Am Athlete” hosts that Nike greatly benefitted from his likeness — specifically in a big payout — The Jasmine Brand reports. “When I first took a knee, my jersey went to number one,” he said, according to The Jasmine Brand. “When I did the deal with Nike their value increased by $6 billion. So if, you’re talking about the business side, it shows beneficial. If you’re talking about the playing side, come in, let me compete, you can evaluate me from there.” He continued: “The NFL is supposed to be a meritocracy. Come in let me compete. If I’m not...
Apr 20, 2022