In the new world of name, image and likeness sponsorships, a Texas A&M fan site has struck a deal to pay two Aggies football players $ 10,000 each for “exclusive interviews” ahead of the media days of. the SEC.
Running back Isaiah Spiller and safety Demani Richardson will each be featured on TexAgs.com as part of a deal with a local company, GreenPrint Real Estate Group.
The deal is one of the first to be announced that will pay players for media access, which is allowed since new NIL rules were instituted on July 1.
âWe are excited about how the NIL changes will allow us to showcase Texas A&M athletes, continue to engage in new areas of creating content for our subscribers and expand our work with sponsors,â said Billy Liucci, co-owner and editor-in-chief. of TexAgs.
A spokesperson for Texas A&M did not have an immediate response to the announcement when contacted by ESPN.
TexAgs is an independent company which is not affiliated with Texas A&M. According to its media kit, it attracts 400,000 unique visitors and over 32 million page views each month.
News agencies generally do not pay for player interviews. Usually, access is organized by the sports information service of each school and the players are often made available for a certain period each week.