And I think there are rules against NIL for non-American players.
I didn't know this. What about the pooling, which is done by some teams? I'd like to learn more.
Does this mean Nika, Dorka, Inês, Aaliyah, and Lou are not getting any NIL deals, or sharing when Paige shares?
It is entirely unclear to my why this exemption was put in place, probably something to do with Visas and work permits.
In any case, I think the rules prohibit them from signing an NIL deal directly. Getting goodies from teammates is almost surely allowed. Team deals are another question.... I am pretty sure Dawn would have been sure to cover her bases on that end, because she dos have international players. However, we don't know the details. I would guess that the deal is with the team as an entity, and that appearances, etc. would happen in that context so as not to impact the immigration status of any of the individual players
All virtue lies on the golden mean between vices. -Aristotle or "Too much of anything is bad." A favorite phrase of my Nana