New Texas Longhorns quarterback Arch Manning and his family have been called out for lying on the back of the youngster securing his first NIL deal.
The QB’s family insisted he would not allow him to take advantage of his name, image, and likeness until he became a starter when he first joined the team. That was in spite of Arch already being one of the most famous college players in the nation.
This week, however, it was announced that the 18-year-old had signed his first endorsement deal. According to Ton VanHaaren of ESPN, Manning has struck an exclusive partnership with trading card company Panini.
“This partnership is the quarterback’s first NIL agreement and is a multiyear deal that will see Panini create trading cards and will include exclusive autographs from Manning. The first release will be a one-of-one Prizm black autographed card that will be auctioned this week on Panini’s website,” VanHaaren wrote on.
Fans did not forget the condition the family set for Arch to sign a NIL deal and took to Twitter to call them out following this latest development. You could check some of their reactions out right below:
To be fair to Arch, the report also notes the following:
“All proceeds from the sale will go to St. David’s Healthcare and St. David’s Foundation in Austin. The winner of the auction will get a meet and greet with Manning, while also catching passes from the quarterback. Plus, they can participate in the check presentation to the nonprofits.”
So it doesn’t appear he will be getting a penny until he starts.
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