LSU Football: Tigers are making use of NIL deals

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Last summer, Ed Orgeron told LSU football fans to “legally” give players money.

“We’re paying players now,” said Orgeron (via The Athletic’s Brody Miller). “So, if you guys want to start paying our players, you can go ahead.”

“If you want to give our players money legally, do it,” added Orgeron. “We would like that done. Other schools are doing it…and bragging about it.”

Less than a year later, it sounds like businesses in Lousiana received the message.

LSU football players receive NIL deals from local law firm

A local law firm in Louisiana announced new NIL (name, image, and likeness) deals with a couple of  LSU players this week.

According to WAFB’s Jacques Doucet, the Tigers players getting a NIL deal with “Get Gordon” are Greg Brooks, Miles Frazier, and Kyren Lacy.

What do all three of those players have in common?

They all transferred to LSU within the last week.

Brooks is coming to Baton Rouge from Arkansas, Frazier is coming from FIU, and Lacy is coming from Louisiana-Lafayette.

What are the odds of three transfer players quickly getting a NIL deal with a local law firm?

It certainly feels like this was a concerted effort between LSU and the “Get Gordon” law firm (and maybe some boosters?).

And look, there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, it’s a good thing. That’s the only way to get ahead in recruiting these days — especially with NIL laws essentially making it legal to pay players (though there’s some gray area there where programs aren’t supposed to facilitate payments).

If Texas A&M can spend $30 million (allegedly) on a recruiting class, why can’t LSU throw a little bit of money at some transfer players?

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Good on the Tigers for making use of the resources afforded them.