Miami football players will have the opportunity to make additional NIL money this year following a deal with American Top Team. According to a report from CaneSport.com, American Top Team — a training academy for MMA — has committed upwards of $540,000 in a deal that would pay Miami football players $500 per month to promote the gym through social media and personal appearances.
Currently, there are 90 football players on Miami’s roster. Those who choose to go for the deal will earn $500 per month, which translates to $6,000 per year. If all 90 players take the deal, this would equate out to that $540,000 total.
Contracts are drafted.
This is the biggest #NIL play yet.
Every player on the football team can benefit. Beautiful concept orchestrated by @AmericanTopTeam. Thrilled to be a part of so many athletes having the opportunity to make money!
— Darren Heitner (@DarrenHeitner) July 6, 2021
Obviously, there have been grand scale changes over the last week with regard to name, image and likeness; the faucet is turned on, and college athletes can now profit off these new initiatives. During this short stretch, Miami football has been at the forefront.
Quarterback D’Eriq King, along with Florida State quarterback McKenzie Milton, co-found the new platform Dreamfield, which will specialize in connecting college athletes with opportunities to make money off NIL.
nobody *actually* feared that NIL would divide locker rooms, they just didn’t want anybody to get paid https://t.co/VKWYRyn2rM
— Harry Lyles Jr. (@harrylylesjr) July 5, 2021
(It shouldn’t be on players like King to make sure this stuff happens; things would be different if the players were actually earning wages. However, King’s leadership is commendable, and it’s interesting to see at least one form of collective action and organization from college athletes.)