Welcome to the Bobby Mo Exchange
Connect and work with athletes from
Robert Morris University
What is the Bobby Mo Exchange?
The Bobby Mo 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 a NIL deal. Once the NIL deal between a registered business and your student-athlete is completed, the business will use the Bobby Mo Exchange to create a transaction that will produce a direct payment to the student-athlete (without any transaction fee) 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 more straightforward 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 Robert Morris University NIL protocols.
Can International Students have Name, Image & Likeness deals?
International student-athletes are required to consult with both the Center for Global Engagement and the Office of Athletic Compliance prior to pursuing any NIL opportunity in order to understand the latest information from the US Department of Homeland Security, with regard to the impact of student VISA requirements on NIL activity. The CGE and the Office of Athletic Compliance do not provide legal advice to student-athletes. Accordingly, international student-athletes should consult an immigration attorney for legal advice.
Does the state of Pennsylvania have a NIL Policy?
The state law for Pennsylvania was signed into effect July 1, 2021 by Governor Tom Wolf called Senate Bill 381.
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 "Colonial Exchange"
Does the school or INFLCR take any revenue from NIL transactions in the Local Exchange?
Do you have to be an official university licensee to register?
No, but businesses will not be permitted to use university marks without RMU, RMU Athletics or the CLC.
Any manufacturer of products bearing the marks of the University must be licensed before offering the product for sale. All retail outlets are responsible for ensuring that the merchandise they sell is licensed.
Who approves your request to register?
Typically, compliance officers are designated by the institution. If you have any questions about your approval, contact the Compliance and NIL Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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