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[get paid to earn money online from home]Michigan State athletes start cashing in on endorsements

2021-08-08

  A shirtless boater sporting a red mullet promoting a podcast by promising it isn’t awful.

  Michigan State sixth-year senior Matt Coghlin is already one of the most accomplished kickers in program history. On Thursday he stepped into new territory by making money through an endorsement in a unique way.

  Welcome to a new era of college athletics.

  When the calendar flipped to July 1 on Thursday, athletes became eligible to profit from their name, image and likeness.

  The NCAA on Wednesday adopted temporary NIL rules and Michigan State unveiled details of its policy on Thursday afternoon. The news from the school came hours after some of its athletes already announced partnerships to make money.

  Although there were no major deals announced like Miami quarterback D’Eriq King reportedly getting $20,000 to endorse a moving company and auto dealership, some Spartans cashed in on the first day.

  Redshirt junior wide receiver Jayden Reed announced a partnership with The 2nd String, a clothing store based in Detroit that is selling shirts with Reed’s image posing like the Paul Bunyan Trophy after the Spartans beat the Wolverines last season. Reed also unveiled a “Chosen 1” logo, incorporating his jersey number and initials.

  The most interesting promotion from the Spartans on Thursday came via a paid tweet by Coghlin for the “Locked on Spartans” podcast. He wrote “I’ve never listened to it, but I’m sure it’s not terrible.”

  Coghlin later posted a picture of himself without a shirt on behind the wheel of a boat and wrote “Business is open… and business is BOOMING! DM me if you want to promote your brand!”

  Michigan State freshman receiver Keon Coleman also had a unique endorsement of the podcast, writing “I have no idea what it is but they paid me to tweet about it.”

  There’s a group of Michigan State football players who announced they’ve partnered with Yoke, a company that allows them to be paid to play video games with people online. Running back Harold Joiner, cornerback Chuck Brantley, offensive lineman Kevin Wigenton, safety Michael Gravely and defensive lineman Tyson Watson are all teaming up with the service and none have ever played for the Spartans. Joiner transferred from Auburn to Michigan State in the offseason while Brantley, Wigenton, Gravely and Watson all are members of the 2021 recruiting class. Wigenton also endorsed Gopuff, a delivery service for food and other home items.

  That was just the first day of the new NIL era for Michigan State and there should be plenty more deals announced in the future.

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