NCAA To Allow Student-Athletes To Profit Off Likeness

NCAA To Allow Student-Athletes To Profit Off Likeness

NCAA To Allow Student-Athletes To Profit Off Likeness

Michael Drake, chair of the NCAA Board of Directors, released a statement, saying "we must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes". We support the intentions of the act, however more must be done to reduce the exploitation of college athletes that will continue even after it's in place.

"It is clear that a patchwork of different laws from different states will make unattainable the goal of providing a fair and level playing field for 1,100 campuses and almost half a million student-athletes nationwide", the NCAA said in a statement upon the passage of the California bill.

New laws to allow something similar were being considered by state legislatures in NY and Florida.

The NCAA argues that any change in policy must happen on a national level, through the organization's rules-making process. Mirroring the striking pay differences that are prominent in professional sports, female athletes at Michigan State will most likely end up making significantly less money than male athletes. The NCAA is giving its "working group" time to flush out details by April 2020. The ruling came just over a day after New Jersey Senator Sandra Cunningham (D-Hudson) introduced a bill that, if passed, would prohibit four-year colleges and universities in New Jersey from banning athletes from seeking outside compensation.

The board wants each of the three NCAA divisions to implement new rules by January 2021. Meanwhile, this revenue never found its way to student-athletes.

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Burr said that if student-athletes are going to be able to profit while playing for their respective schools, then he will bring forth to legislation an idea that "subjects scholarships given to athletes who choose to "cash in" to income taxes". "The NCAA screams at every opportunity that college athletes are not employees because they know if they [student-athletes] are classified as employees they [NCAA] would have to start paying them". The NCAA has traditionally prohibited student-athletes from commercially exploiting these publicity rights. To the public eye, it seems to be a huge step that has been taken forward, but there's no guarantee it'll be exactly what everyone expects it to be.

But does this really represent a change?

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