Ball In Congress' Court As States Tackle NCAA Athlete Pay

Law360 (August 26, 2020, 9:41 PM EDT) -- This is part one of a three-part series on how proposals to allow college athletes to be paid for the use of their names, images and likenesses, or NIL, are playing out in legislatures, courts and campuses.

When California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill last September to allow college athletes to be paid for the use of their names, images and likenesses, he called out the NCAA for barring such compensation — and perhaps set in motion a broader movement that has the organization and Congress scrambling to react.

"I don't want to say this is checkmate, but this is...

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