The NIL and Transfer Portal have changed the landscape of NCAA sports. Every now and then, it’s great to see stories of players using the opportunity to do something good. Enter Rutgers guard Paul Mulcahy (courtesy of @On3NIL on Twitter).
Rutgers guard Paul Mulcahy used an NIL deal with New Brunswick City Center to provide restaurant gift cards to 260 student managers, band members and security staff.
“I’m super thankful for who you guys are and what you guys do.”
— On3 NIL (@On3NIL) March 8, 2023
According to a story on on3.com, Mulcahy wanted to give back to the many people that he has witnessed working hard during his career.
“I appreciate all you guys. Like for four years, I mean, you guys have been incredible. I wanted to say thank you to all you guys personally … As individuals, what you guys do for us is more than appreciated and for four years, I’ve got to know, I mean, all you guys and I’m super thankful for who you guys are and what you guys do so I was able to partner with New Brunswick City Center to give you guys gift cards.
“Hopefully you guys go out for a nice dinner after this.”
Utilizing his partnership with the New Brunswick City Center, Mulcahy provided restaurant gift cards to 260 supporters of the program.
Mulcahy is one of the more controversial players in the NCAA. His tenacious defense and intentional aggravation of opposing players is something that has caught the eye of many fans. It is also been a part of the Rutgers basketball success the past few years.
In an era when many questions if the NIL deals have been a bad thing for college sports. Mulcahy proved they can be used for positive things.
Rutgers just beat Michigan in the BIG 10 tournament to advance. Mulcahy was injured toward the end of the game. His status for their next game is to be determined.