Calif. Assembly Passes NCAA Athlete Name, Likeness Bill

By Zachary Zagger (September 9, 2019, 10:44 PM EDT) -- The California State Assembly on Monday passed a landmark bill that could fundamentally change amateurism in college athletics by allowing athletes to earn money from sponsorships and endorsements despite NCAA rules against it, giving the bill approval of both state houses and propelling it toward becoming law.

The Assembly voted 66-0 to pass S.B. 206, initially dubbed the "Fair Pay to Play Act," a bill experts said could create a ripple effect that would topple NCAA rules that prohibit college athletes from making money off their status as athletes. The passage sends the bill back to the Senate, which has already passed...

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