The lawsuit alleges that the Cunningham family discussed an NIL agreement with a company called Levels Sports. The lawsuit states: “Levels Team promised that the Cunningham family would have a home, transportation and meals in California. A promise was even made that the Levels Team would provide a separate home in Georgia for (Cunningham’s) mother.’’
The lawsuit states that the agreement fell apart after Level Sports agent Chris Flores was charged with six counts of molesting a teenager, the Register reported.
An NIL agreement, legal throughout the NCAA, allows student athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness without losing their amateur status. The GHSA prohibits NIL deals for high school athletes. NIL deals are legal in 16 state associations, including the California Interscholastic Federation.