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Reader Justin asks:

I read an ADU article that said ~10-20% of student athletes from Power 5 schools disclosed at least 1 NIL transaction. Why do you think the majority haven’t participated?

I don't know if I was able to find this exact citation on ADU, but the broader point here is still true, I think. Global Sports Matters reported earlier that "Much less than half of all NCAA athletes appear to have made any NIL deal at all."

Whether the number is 10, 20 or 40%, based on the conversations I've had with ADs, coaches and athletes, I can think of a few reasons why not as many athletes have engaged in this world as you might think.