OHIO – The Ohio High School Athletic Association will vote on 14 referendum items in May, including a resolution that would allow name, image and likeness deals for high school athletes.
ISSUE 11B: Modifications to Amateurism Bylaw This proposed modification of the bylaw clarifies that money can never be accepted as a result of participation in interscholastic competition and also clarifies that a student can be a professional in one sport but still retain their amateur status in a different OHSAA recognized sport.
If passed, effective May 16, 2022. ISSUE 12B: New Amateurism Bylaw (Add Name Image and Likeness Regulations) This proposed addition would now allow student-athletes to sign endorsement agreements so long as their teams, schools and/or the OHSAA are not being represented within those endorsements and provided there are no endorsements with companies that do not support the mission of education-based athletics (casinos, gambling, alcohol, drugs, tobacco). If passed, effective May 16, 2022.