Nov 28, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Washington Huskies defensive back Trent McDuffie (22) celebrates following an interception against the Utah Utes during the fourth quarter at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Washington Football can benefit heavily from the NIL policy.
The conversation of whether student-athletes should be paid and be able to profit off of their image has been a controversial conversation since the start of the millennium.
There have been multiple instances over the past two decades of student-athletes being punished for profiting off of their image. The most notable incident was in 2005 when USC running back Reggie Bush had his Heisman Trophy win vacated.