The Tar Heels won the national championship, and the NCAA didn’t waste any time promoting their gear.
Doesn't take the NCAA long to offer up merchandise for sale...kinda looks like player image and likeness, huh? Congrats and cha-ching! pic.twitter.com/OU7T9qNd2C— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) April 4, 2017
Jay Bilas had some feelings about it. Johnny Manziel had some more.
You tell em, Johnny! Athletes should be able to profit off their own likeness, just like you do, selling your selfies for $50 a snap in Texas malls and at the Super Bowl.
Not to mention the time in college Texas A&M suspended Manziel for half a game for allegedly selling his autographs while still a student-athlete, which violates NCAA bylaw 126.96.36.199, though it was never proven.
I guess he can make enough money off his name now, even if the NCAA athletes still can’t.