Auburn football LB Kameron Brown on Plains NIL club: “It helps out”

Auburn LB Kameron Brown comments on the Plains NIL club Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports
Auburn LB Kameron Brown comments on the Plains NIL club Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports /

Several Auburn football stars are coming together to form the Plains NIL club, a NIL agency designed to maximize the advertising earnings for Auburn University athletes at the expense of traditional sports agents that have been taking too large of a cut in their player’s revenue.

Kameron Brown, a junior linebacker who has yet to find the field for a defensive possession, confirmed the goal of the Plains NIL club to reporter Nick Alvarez in comments praising its formation:

"“It’s actually cool that you have people out there looking out for the team. It helps out, regardless of any situation you’re in. It also helps you network. Going through this is going to help a lot of dudes meet some alumni for future jobs and stuff like that. You just got to be smart about this stuff,” Brown said. “You need somebody to recheck you as well, we’re playing football all the time which means you’re going to forget about stuff if you’re not an organized person.”"

Alvarez went on to explain how Brown formed his point of view. The current AU student is working towards a marketing degree and could be a part of the Plains NIL club beyond his time as a student-athlete:

"“Brown, a marketing major, believes that players are examining NIL opportunities more seriously now as state laws loosen and more money pours in. After talking with professors, he realized what many experts have identified as an issue: agents or others taking advantage of a player’s lack of NIL knowledge for a larger cut of their compensation or an eligibility-risking pay-for-play scenario.”"

Auburn football HC Bryan Harsin doesn’t fully support NIL

Bryan Harsin has said that ‘we’re losing the whole concept of what college athletics is all about’ in past comments about NIL’s impact on the sport. The Tigers HC doesn’t believe that a four-year collegiate athletic career should be one that is akin to a full-time working career.

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