Columbus, Ohio – The Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) proposal failed by a margin of 538 to 254 in voting conducted by the Ohio High School Athletic Association to amend their Constitution and Bylaws.

The proposal mirrored recent changes made at the collegiate level and would have allowed student-athletes to sign endorsement agreements so long as their teams, schools and/or the OHSAA logo were not used, the endorsements did not happen on school property or in school uniform, and provided there were no endorsements with companies that do not support the mission of education-based athletics, such as casinos, gambling, alcohol, drugs and tobacco. By rejecting the proposal, Ohio’s student-athletes remain unable sign endorsement deals without losing their amateur status.

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