California to let college athletes make money, defying NCAA

California to let college athletes make money, defying NCAA

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Monday allowing college athletes to get paid for endorsement deals. The Fair Pay to Play Act will let students get paid for the use of their name, image and likeness, besides permitting them to get sports agents. The National Collegiate Athletic Association currently bans students from earning any kind of compensation through college sports.

KCooper
KCooper
MrVairhein
MrVairhein 4 months

this is the first thing to come out of Cali in a while that I agree with

John Doh
John Doh 4 months

Well, I guess even a blind nut finds a squirrel every once in awhile.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 4 months

...Well look at that. Something that's not complete shit.

Larry
Larry 4 months

Cali looking for some new tax dollars.

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 4 months

College athletes should get paid.

josh f
josh f 4 months

this is such a bad idea once they receive compensation they need to pay taxes on all of the compensation including the value of their scholarships

America
America 4 months

I imagine there will be some kind of % or cut the school gets?

Nicholas Noel
Nicholas Noel 4 months

Sorry California, the people of the U.S., made a law that forbids people from saying this horrible hate speech language "Student Athletes". Since you used it out of HATE, you will now have to pay $250,000 to EVERY person in the country.

Julian
Julian 4 months

As long as the school isn’t paying them then I don’t have a problem with this

Hunter225
Hunter225 4 months

This is both great and dangerous. I've supported allowing college athletes to market themselves for years. My concern is parasitic agents taking advantage of young, naive kids.

Judi Em
Judi Em 4 months

Again California's government works on such important issues. Last week it was hair/this week college sports. Meanwhile its cities are literal shit holes. Wow.

Curtis Miller
Curtis Miller 4 months

California helping the elite for decades now. You just f’ed all small no profit schools in your state. I hope the rest of the country isn’t this stupid.

Curtis Miller
Curtis Miller 4 months

I see a double-edged sword here. I hope I’m wrong and that this won’t hurt smaller no-profit college programs

Carson
Carson 4 months

why is the picture in the story about student athletes of LeBron James?

Foofie Dumplings
Foofie Dumplings 4 months

Its communist to pay athletes! Such a disgrace to American values!

Unity.Nat
Unity.Nat 4 months

Good luck at getting that Athletic scholarship.

Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes Bananas 4 months

If they're on scholarship, they're already being paid with an education.

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