Taft partner Fred Glass was recently featured in the article “The new frontier: Indiana attorneys navigating name, image, likeness ‘Wild, Wild West,” which was published by The Indiana Lawyer on March 30, 2022. The article discusses the new NIL policy, which was adopted by the NCAA in June 2021. As an attorney and former Indiana University (IU) director of intercollegiate athletics, Glass provides valuable insight for student-athletes as they navigate this process and even a way they can use this new policy for good through the nonprofit, Hoosiers for Good Inc.
“I think it’s critical that the students get advice from a lawyer,” Glass said. “… There’s unfortunately already examples of maybe unscrupulous agents or business folks that sign kids up in a way that they don’t really know what they’re getting into. And so, for a few pizzas, they’re signing away their future name, image, and likeness rights. Read the article here (subscription required).
Glass is a partner at Taft and focuses his practice on business law as well as issues involving sports/media/entertainment, higher education, employment, and government matters. Prior to joining Taft, he served as an Indiana University vice president and the director of intercollegiate athletics for nearly 12 years.