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SEC coaches, players pull back the curtain on NIL endorsements

Saban media days 2022

Alabama coach Nick Saban said Crimson Tide players have made $3 million already.

The one-year anniversary of players being allowed to profit off name, image and likeness deals has come and gone. It’s taken something of a backseat to the talk of conference expansion fueled by certain west coast schools, but the anniversary wasn’t completely unnoticed.

Alabama coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher started the celebration a little early when they had a memorable exchange over NIL practices back in May that forced SEC commissioner Greg Sankey to issue a public statement.

Sports Writer Tyler Waldrep: 256-299-2133. On Twitter: @tylerwaldrep