MSU Athletic Director Weighs in on New NCAA Likeness Rule

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MINOT, N.D. - The NCAA began the process today of modifying a rule that could allow college athletes to potentially make money off their images and likenesses.

Minot State Athletic Director Andy Carter sees this as a slippery slope that could lead to Division I teams offering a pay-for-play plan with available finances, but not at the Division II and III levels.

"There's opportunity there that if [institutions are] going to do it, it's got to be a payment plan that [student-athletes] only benefit from it if they graduate... Maybe they set aside so much money each year that they compete, and let's say after four years there's $60,000 siting in an account... If the student graduates, they get it," Carter said.

Carter added that the legislative process is still in an early stage, so the nature of its evolution could change his mind.