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bbq666 wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 5:50 pm Can someone help me understand who Mike Arata is and why he is heading up this collective/so dang active all over twitter? Something doesn’t sit quite right with me about his intentions.. we really believe he doesn’t get any kickback for all this? Looked at his wiki and found he got convicted of fraud previously…
I know him personally. He's an actor, a Tulane alum and a former football player.


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golfnut69 wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 7:20 pm
tpstulane wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 7:03 pm
bbq666 wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 5:50 pm Can someone help me understand who Mike Arata is and why he is heading up this collective/so dang active all over twitter? Something doesn’t sit quite right with me about his intentions.. we really believe he doesn’t get any kickback for all this? Looked at his wiki and found he got convicted of fraud previously…
None of the three founders take a penny. They volunteer their time and efforts to help support Tulane Athletics. Michael is a standup person in spite of any past legal tax troubles.
If you feel otherwise then just donate to TAF.
TPS....thanks for your reply...it speaks for many of us
Perhaps I’m being overly paranoid/creating conflict- but I’m just kinda hazy on what exactly goes on within this collective and how it all works.. can someone please educate me a bit further.. explain like I’m five :)
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bbq666 wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 9:22 pm
golfnut69 wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 7:20 pm
tpstulane wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 7:03 pm
None of the three founders take a penny. They volunteer their time and efforts to help support Tulane Athletics. Michael is a standup person in spite of any past legal tax troubles.
If you feel otherwise then just donate to TAF.
TPS....thanks for your reply...it speaks for many of us
Perhaps I’m being overly paranoid/creating conflict- but I’m just kinda hazy on what exactly goes on within this collective and how it all works.. can someone please educate me a bit further.. explain like I’m five :)
Under the current rules the schools can’t funnel money to the players. So we created a “collective “ to raise money and pay players based on the value of something they may do outside of FB (sponsored content, appearances, autographs, tv or social media commercials etc). I think the FTW Collective facilitates these things and works to distribute the funds collected back to players based on what they may do off the field.
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RobertM320 wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 9:18 pm
bbq666 wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 5:50 pm Can someone help me understand who Mike Arata is and why he is heading up this collective/so dang active all over twitter? Something doesn’t sit quite right with me about his intentions.. we really believe he doesn’t get any kickback for all this? Looked at his wiki and found he got convicted of fraud previously…
I know him personally. He's an actor, a Tulane alum and a former football player.
Any further insight? Strange his name doesn’t appear on the FTW web site. Who are the other creators of FTW?
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bbq666 wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 11:12 pm
RobertM320 wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 9:18 pm
bbq666 wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 5:50 pm Can someone help me understand who Mike Arata is and why he is heading up this collective/so dang active all over twitter? Something doesn’t sit quite right with me about his intentions.. we really believe he doesn’t get any kickback for all this? Looked at his wiki and found he got convicted of fraud previously…
I know him personally. He's an actor, a Tulane alum and a former football player.
Any further insight? Strange his name doesn’t appear on the FTW web site. Who are the other creators of FTW?
All are former Tulane athletes and are now attorneys. Kelly Comarda and Jimmy O
Kelly
https://www.law-lkl.com/team/kelly-comarda
In his free time, Kelly is an active coach in Edmond Youth Sports and the co-founder of the FTW Collective Group—which is dedicated to providing NIL opportunities to Tulane University student-athletes.

Jimmy
https://pmpllp.com/professionals/james-k-ordeneaux
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