MPFL’s JJ Kern talks NIL policy passed by MSHSL
(Brainerd) — The Minnesota State High School League at their meeting this past week opened the topic of Name, Image, and Likeness for student-athletes to earn money for their services in preparation for reaching the next level of competition and beyond.
JJ Kern, owner of the Midwest Premier Football League, spoke with R&J Broadcasting, Inc about the impact of college athletes being able to connect with the youth while also being compensated for their time.
According to a draft statement from the MSHSL, student athletes may profit off their Name, Image, and Likeness for Teaching/Instructing/Coaching, Advertising Commercial Product or Service, Autographs, and Representation. Kern mentioned that student-athletes being able to receive compensation can have an immediate impact.
NIL also gives a different opportunity for student-athletes to present themselves professionally and to lay the groundwork for once they are no longer competing athletically.
If student-athletes violate he terms of the NIL policy as passed by the MSHSL, penalties could include loss of amateur status and eligibility to compete in college.
More of our conversation with JJ Kern, where he also did talk about the MPFL and upcoming events, is available here: