Sports World Reacts To Controversial Olivia Dunne, NIL News
Two weeks ago, LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne promoted Caktus.AI, an artificial intelligence essay-writing product.
Dunne told her TikTok followers that Caktus.AI's product will "provide real resources for you to cite at the end of your essays and paragraphs."
John Basl, a philosophy professor at Northeastern University in Boston, believes Dunne's partnership with Caktus.AI could force the NCAA to provide ethical guidelines for NIL deals.
"It does seem problematic to have people sort of promoting plagiarism," Basl said. "It does seem like something colleges should teach students not to do."
The sports world is torn over whether or not Dunne's latest NIL deal is an actual problem for the NCAA.
"That's cheating," one person said.
Another person tweeted, "What’s funny is in corporate America, we are tasked to find optimized/expedited solutions (which is what this is)."
Dunne has become a household name over the past few years. It's part of the reason why she continues to land appealing NIL deals.
We can't really fault Dunne when the NCAA doesn't have strict guidelines regarding name, image and likeness.