While providing a new revenue opportunity for college athletes, name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals have exposed recipients to potential risks—including tax liability—outside the university bubble.

Since the US Supreme Court’s 2021 NCAA v. Alston ruling, college athletes have become eligible for paid endorsements and can monetize their athletic success outside of their school-funded scholarships and benefits.

In this article published by Bloomberg Tax, Eversheds Sutherland Partners Tim Gustafson and Baird Fogel, US sports practice lead, explain the complicated tax issues college athletes face when they sign lucrative NIL deals.