Jones, 28, has launched Ten Talents NIL. The agency business will offer professional expertise to student athletes aiming to take advantage of their name, image and likeness. Ten Talents NIL will offer “management, legal counsel, marketing, and crisis communications expertise to student athletes,” according to a press release.
The NCAA finally changed its stance on athletes profiting off their own name, image and likeness this year, mostly because of political pressure. Jones played a role in helping advance the NCAA’s previous prehistoric ways. He even testified at several hearings when a bill was introduced in the state of Ohio regarding NIL revenue for student athletes.
Jones will now help student athletes maneuver potential obstacles they could face in the NIL world.
“Cardale Jones led Ohio State to a national championship in 2014 and bounced around the NFL for a few years,” wrote Nick Shultz of Saturday Tradition. “He played for the XFL’s DC Defenders last season and now wants to get involved with NIL as an advisor.
“Jones is starting an agency called Ten Talents NIL, which will offer “management, legal counsel, marketing, and crisis communications expertise to student athletes,” according to a press release, via Cleveland.com.”
The NCAA’s ruling on players profiting off their own name, image and likeness was long overdue.
Cardale Jones would’ve been able to make some serious money while he was at Ohio State. He led the Buckeyes to a memorable national championship win over Oregon back in 2015.
The former Ohio State, NFL and XFL quarterback will now help student athletes and their potential opportunities based on NIL.