She had her brand and her followers before she went to LSU. She was famous before she stepped foot at LSU. If not for NCAA rules, Dunne could have made millions while she was in high school. I don't know any numbers, but I highly suspect ratings for LSU gymnastics increased greatly after she joined the team. From anecdotal evidence, I am pretty sure that LSU gymnastics merchandise has increased, precisely because she is there. Is it wrong for Samuel L Jackson to make money for Capital One advertisements? If not, why is it wrong for Dunne to advertise for a company that values her audience?Not understanding your point, either.
But, yes, if Olivia is promoting her brand through a publicly funded scholarship, e.g. revenue, then she should forfeit that scholarship. She can make her her money in her own way.. not via LSU. She can do her flips and turns in her own environment.
Is that not simple?
And why do we care how much LSU is making anyway? (could you even remotely quantify this???) That’s not part of the equation.
You are the one that is posting about caring where the value comes from. You state that a player shouldn't be able to profit, because that value is not from the player only from the school. I gave you an example where the value of the school sport increased because of an athlete, not because of anything the school did. I am satirically using your logic, which you now say is not good logic. If (ticket sales and merchandise sales)[player A's value] increase only because (Dunne is competing for LSU)[player A is playing for university], why should (the school)[Player A] benefit? Exactly the same logic that you profess.