NCAA athletes can now make money off their image and likeness thanks to a new ruling which overturned that long-banned practice. Now players don’t have to hide the fact that they get perks every time they turn around. That rule change launched a ton of Cameo accounts, but Master P’s son cashed in on his name in another huge way.
Master P’s son, Hercy Miller, is a 19-year-old incoming freshman at Tennessee State where he will play basketball. P’s boy signed a $2 million endorsement deal already.
TMZ Sports spoke with Hercy in Beverly Hills after the NCAA’s big ruling. Now players will be rolling in dough as they finally make money off their image. Boosters don’t have to hide those gifts and other envelopes full of cash now either.
“It was a 2 million dollar deal. It’s incredible. This is gonna change the way college athletes want to stay in school,” Master P told TMZ.
“I signed a deal with an American technology company. Like my dad said, it’s a blessing,” Hercy revealed. Then he gave full credit to his pops for teaching him how to hustle.
“I learned from my dad, I’m gonna start off by giving back to the community and everyone around me. I have a camp July 21.”
“I’m giving back to the kids. Giving school supplies.”
Hercy will buy himself a Tesla with that cash, but he’s going to help others out as well. That will also be a great tax write-off, something else he might have picked up from his mogul father.
We’ll have to see how this new rule change affects NCAA sports across the board. Athletes might have a lot more drive if there are huge dollar amounts on the line. Those endorsement deals will also keep coming in a big way for high profile athletes. One thing is for sure, his new change takes a ton of emphasis off of actually going to class.
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