Student-Athlete Pay Could Prevent Match-Fixing

Law360 (January 6, 2020, 1:10 PM EST) -- On Sept. 30, 2019, California Gov. Gavin Newsome signed the Fair Pay to Play Act into law alongside National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James. California’s law, passed by the Legislature with a rare unanimous vote, allows college athletes to hire agents and profit from endorsements. This move posed a direct challenge to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s policy prohibiting college athletes from profiting from their name, image or likeness.

Not to be outdone by California, Florida’s Gov. Ron Desantis announced on Oct. 24, 2019, that he will support legislation in Florida in 2020 that is modeled after California’s Fair Pay to...

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