By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – As NCAA athletes can now profit off of their name, image, and likeness (commonly referred to as NIL), Pitt Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett has signed a new deal.

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The quarterback announced on Twitter that he now has a deal with the Oaklander Hotel and their restaurant, Spirits & Tales.

“For my first NIL deal, I want to make sure I can take care of the big guys who take care of me,” he said on Twitter. “I’m excited to announce my association with the Oaklander Hotel & their restaurant, Spirits & Tales, where I will be treating my linemen to our weekly Hog Dinners!”

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Pickett’s deal makes him the first Pitt Football player to sign a NIL deal since the NCAA ruled that athletes can now profit off of their name, image, and likeness.