Nick Saban Dec 31, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama head coach Nick Saban before the 2022 Sugar Bowl against Kansas State at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama head coach Nick Saban has been extremely vocal when it comes to issues with the NIL. Although he supports the idea of the NIL (Name Image and Likeness) for college athletes, he also thinks like a lot of college coaches that it has gotten out of hand.

A lot of schools are offering players money before they even arrived on campus which Saban doesn’t agree with at all and some school’s spending is out of control and now the Tide’s head coach is going to do something about it.

He and other coaches will be heading to Washington to talk about regulations regarding the NIL

“I have no problem,” he said. “I mean, unionize it. Make it like the NFL. It’s going to be the same for everyone. I think that’s better than what we have now.”

Many feel like the rule as it is right now, needs to be regulated because as it stands, it isn’t a level playing field.

Saban says the NIL may need to model itself after the NFL and have a salary cap.

“I don’t think it’s going to be a level playing field because some people were showing a willingness to spend more than others,” Saban continued. “Whereas, if you want to bring the NFL into it, they have a salary cap. They have all the things that level the playing field. We can put guidelines on this stuff that would do the same thing.”

Saban hasn’t been the only coach to express his concerns, just the loudest and that’s why he is heading up the discussion and going to Washington.

{Fox News}

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