NCAA Backs Name, Image Rights But Seeks 'Safe Harbor'

By Zachary Zagger (April 29, 2020, 1:52 PM EDT) -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association said Wednesday it will make rule changes to allow college athletes to earn money from endorsements and other uses of their names, images and likenesses, but will continue to push Congress to take regulation of the issue out of states' hands and give it a "safe harbor" from lawsuits as it works to enact the new rules.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association on Wednesday approved rule changes allowing college athletes to make money from third-party endorsements without losing their NCAA eligibility. (AP) Following a meeting Tuesday, the NCAA Board of Governors approved rule changes for athletes "to...

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