Michael Phelps, Paul Finebaum, Instagram discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

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Citizen led innovation and the workforce of the future. Well you know the first thing that that the listeners need to recognize is that there's a. There's a bright line between a student athlete or a student in general being able to activate around their name image and likeness which We believe is is one of anyone's inalienable rights we all have rights to our name image and likeness There's a bright line between that and and being a A paid for play student athlete at a at an institution of the quid pro quo for participating in college. Athletics is room board books. Tuition fees and and Cost of attendance and a college education and I don't think anybody is prepared to go to professionalization of of college. Athletics on the other hand We have to recognize that student athletes. How the life outside of of their practice day and their educational day and they may have a great platform as a result of their profile as a student athlete and they and some may do a very good job of capitalizing on that. You know you hear young people saying well. I was told my instagram followers are going to be worth twenty five thousand dollars to me. Well they navy if you're willing to go back and and do three hours of work developing content and and refining your your product and and putting forth something that people want to Want watch or listen to or or be involved in but it isn't going to happen overnight and there will be some student athletes That through their own work and the the advice they get that will Will make substantial amounts of money They'll the vast majority will will the very modest amounts and And some probably won't do anything because they won't want to do the extra work that's required to To have a business or to go out and be a spokesperson for for brands or to make appearances and give speeches in to you. Know do autograph sessions on their own time and The life of a student athlete if the division one level particularly is very busy and it's You know it's it remains to be seen. How exactly all of that's gonna fit together. And and i think you know there will be things happening on july first and and In that regard The clock is running It i talk about Name image and likeness day during every month and today's june first and we're certainly talking about it on june first but the the fact is This is going to be a very long conversation. the the States are putting a variety of bills in place The ncaa will likely have a package. Prior to july first The federal government is considering it and and we expect that there may be commerce committee hearing in the next week or two There's a there's a lot going on Even now there's there's only a handful of states that actually have Have laws that go into effect on july first and and a and a larger number that are going to go in Either on july first or some time later in the year. so it's a It's an ever evolving environment. But i think the biggest thing to remember is that This is a very large step To allow student athletes to do with their name image and likeness What what they want to do. And and any citizen of our country has that same opportunity including other students on their campus The fact that student athletes have a perhaps a better platform than most students is Is going to be to their advantage. But i i think all of us have gotten to the place where we've said the time has come for this of creates a lot of discomfort on campus It makes compliance coordinators crazy Trying to think they gotta go track all this stuff down. But the fact is we're just gonna have to let go some of it and and realize that you know inducements to go to a particular institution are prohibited now and they're going to be prohibited in the days ahead There are things that you can. You can be involved in things that you can't be involved in There are elements of anti al that Are still being debated and we'll continue to be debated Past the of july and so You know there. There will be no lives lost on july first We will We will move ahead and you know as we did with whether To determine whether we could have cream cheese on our bagel or as we did with the full cost of attendance The you know the guy didn't fall and and the enterprise Is remarkably resilient. And i have every expectation that We will get through this one as well. But it's the right thing for student athletes at the right time commissioner. Before you go. I would like to ask you a final thought on on one of the big topics globally today in sports. And i realize you're the commissioner of a collegiate league but there's been so much conversation in the aftermath of the niamey shawki controversy at at the french open. I heard you. And other commissioners talk about the mental health of student athletes even before cove particularly during and after described to us your concern about young people. Now with everything that you've already discussed coming into the fray about the mental health of young students and young student athletes. Well you know it's It's a It's a very interesting environment I just I just watched a program The couple of nights ago called the weight of gold and It it was mostly about michael phelps and and his His challenges with mental health. And you know here's The most decorated olympic athlete of all times and And he he dealt with substance abuse and mental health issues and there were A number of other People involved in the program and The stresses that athletes put themselves under Is is a very delicate dance becau- and it's a delicate dance for coaches to because coaches the the great ones. Take you to places where you can't take yourself or you didn't realize you could push yourself to go That's a fine line between Motivation and Things that can cause Problems with mental health and I think there's more of it in sports than anybody realizes simply because athletes push themselves so hard and weakness in sports is considered to be almost a catastrophic flaw. I hit pro fence young people from going to a coach and san. I'm struggling. I'm having problems It prevents them even from going to a sports psychologist. Which most of our major programs have on campus But they don't they don't want to be seen going in that door or coming out of that door because their teammates and fellow student athletes and their coaches will view them as being weak and The de stigmatizing of mental health challenges is really At the crux of the issue and I i think there are more mental health issues among athletes than than we have ever Dreamt there is and it's something that we really need to to pay attention to and When when high profile athletes Pull out of the french open You you have to believe that it's that it's real and it's president much more broadly than we know and So i i really believe we're going to See more programs for olympic athletes more programs for collegiate athletes. That's all good but what we really need is to de stigmatize going to get help. Commissioner bob bos thank you so very much. It's always a pleasure to have you on such a thoughtful conversation. It'd be well commissioner. Thanks for having me paul. You got What what a fantastic conversation that was on so many different fronts we will take a break Coming back with more of your phone calls van horn. The coach of the number one ranked. Arkansas razorbacks no number one seat in the baseball tournament coming up here in just a couple of minutes. We are back right after this. You're listening to the paul finebaum show. Podcast it's.

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