Taxation Of Student-Athletes: Untangling Law And Policy

Law360 (November 1, 2019, 3:50 PM EDT) -- About a month ago, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act, which allows California college athletes to be paid for the use of their image, name and likeness.[1] Other states, including Illinois, have proposed similar legislation. And on Oct. 29, the NCAA caved; though its concession is not entirely clear, it looks like the NCAA has paved the way to allow NCAA athletes to make money off of their image.[2]

For some reason, this has provoked backlash by Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. On Twitter, he announced that he plans on introducing legislation that would tax college athletes...

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