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What is The Fighting Camels Local Exchange?
The Fighting Camels Exchange is a student-athlete NIL business registry, custom-designed for businesses, donors, alumni, and any other interested NIL dollars wishing to connect with student-athletes. Registered businesses can search, filter and initiate conversations with your student-athletes to discuss an NIL deal. Once the NIL deal between a registered business and your student-athlete is completed, the business will use The Fighting Camels Exchange to create a transaction that will produce a direct payment to the student-athlete and automate a disclosure to the INFLCR Verified Compliance Ledger. The institution does not have to get involved in the deal and all transactions within the local exchange are consolidated into one 1099 at the end of the year for easier tax reporting purposes for registered businesses and athletes.
What is Name, Image & Likeness?
As of July 1, 2021, student-athletes competing in NCAA intercollegiate athletics are permitted to receive compensation for the use of their name, image or likeness (NIL) for commercial activities, including endorsements through traditional and social media, appearances, entrepreneurial activities, in-kind deals, autographs and more, in accordance with NCAA guidelines and Campbell University NIL protocols.
Does the state of North Carolina have an NIL Policy?
Yes. On July 2, 2021, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 223, which stands as the state’s NIL law, found here: NC NIL Law. The law strictly prohibits institutions within the state from using NIL as a recruiting inducement, or directly compensating a student-athlete for the use of his or her NIL. If represented, a student-athlete’s representation must comply with the North Carolina Athlete Agent Act, found here: NC Athlete Agent Act. The law also allows institutions in the state to limit NIL deals that conflict with institutional values, conflict with the institution’s existing contracts, or attempt to use institutional marks, logos and facilities in NIL deals.
Does Campbell University have any additional restrictions within their NIL Policy?
Yes. In accordance with North Carolina’s state NIL law, Campbell Athletics prohibits the use of NIL agreements as a recruiting inducement or other “pay for play.” Additionally, Campbell officials are prohibited from facilitating NIL deals for Campbell’s student-athletes. Campbell also prohibits the use of its marks, logos and facilities in NIL agreements, and reserves the right to deny NIL deals that endorse products that conflict with university values or contractual relationships.
Can a University employee or coach help arrange a deal for an athlete?
No. University employees, including coaches and members of the athletics department, CANNOT negotiate deals or contracts. However, they can direct student-athletes to NIL-related opportunities on the Fighting Camels Exchange.
Does the school or INFLCR take any revenue from NIL transactions in the Local Exchange?
Who approves your request to register?
Typically, compliance officers designated by the institution. If you have any questions about your approval, contact either the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance, Heather Ireland, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Director of Compliance, Hollis Jackson, at email@example.com.
How will I know when I am approved?
You should receive an email from the institution verifying your approval. We don’t have specific numbers for how long it will take to get verified. Each institution works differently.
When can I start contacting athletes and processing payments?
After being approved by the school, you will be able to contact student-athletes and process payments.