Drew Brees Surprises Purdue Softball Walk-On Emilee Cox With NIL Deal

Jan 26, 2020; Orlando, FL USA; NFC quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints in the pocket during the Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. (Steve Jacobson/Image of Sport)

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It’s funny to continue seeing how wrong people who said the NIL era could ruin college sports. We continue to see incredible moments with deserving student-athletes getting deals that will help them moving forward, and now former NFL star Drew Brees is getting involved.

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreux, a sports bar with 50+ locations nationwide, recently started a program that honors a “Walk-on of the Week” which provides NIL deals to some of the student-athletes who need it the most.

The most recent recipient was Purdue softball player Emilee Cox, who was on a video call with CEO Brandon Landry who broke the news.

But during the call, Cox got a special surprise when Drew Brees, a Purdue University alum, popped into the call. Brees co-owns Walk-On’s parent company. As you may expect, Cox was thrilled with the surprise.

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