Third-party licensees should be aware of the conflicts that student-athlete are aware of in order to avoid any problems when negotiating contracts.
1. Student-athletes cannot endorse a brand during a practice, competition, or other team-sponsored activity.
2. Student-athlete contracts cannot conflict with a contract of the UA, unless specific permission is granted from the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Athlete Brand Development and Inclusive Excellence.
o If a company in conflict with a contract of the UA reaches out to the student-athlete, they must undergo the normal protocol for contract approval.
o It should be noted that the punishment for contracting in violation of the UA’s exclusive contract without permission from the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Athlete Brand Development and Inclusive Excellence will incur more quick and serious action from the UA.
3. Student-athlete contracts cannot conflict with any other rule, regulation or policy of the university.
4. Student-athlete contracts cannot involve the student-athlete’s performance or lack of performance in athletic competition.
5. Student-athletes cannot use the UA’s intellectual property which includes, but is not limited to:
o Service Marks
o Facilities, landmarks, monuments, & statues
o Trade Dress or uniforms
o Songs, sounds, slogans, cheers, etc.
o Images, artwork or designs
o Logos, symbols, colors, or insignias
o Radio, television, podcasts or other broadcasts
o Other intellectual property, whether registered or not
6. Student-athletes cannot enter into any agreement related to or regarding sponsorships, advertising, promotions or other arrangements, nor shall NIL of student-athletes otherwise be used in association with any of the following:
o Tobacco products, tobacco-related products, services or usage.
o Alcohol, alcohol-related products, services, depictions or references to alcohol consumption and/or abuse (not including beer advertising/sponsorship in/on the following.
o Drugs, drug use or drug paraphernalia, but not including over the counter or prescription drugs.
o Sexually suggestive or oriented products, services, conduct, imagery or inferences.
o Gaming, private games of chance, gambling or gambling related products or services.
o Profanity, racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, transphobic, hateful, demeaning or degrading language or statements.
o Inherently dangerous products, firearms, explosives and other weapons.
o Any product, substance, or method that is prohibited in competition by the NCAA, SEC, or other organization governing intercollegiate athletic competition.
7. Student-athletes can terminate contracts without being held liable for breach of contract if they are no longer:
o Enrolled at the UA
o Eligible to engage in the athletics program at the UA
o Participating in varsity intercollegiate athletics at an institution of higher education.