CA Bill Passes Allowing College Athletes to Profit from Endorsements

Modesto Morganelli
Settembre 11, 2019

Opponents of recently passed legislation to tighten the rules on giving exemptions for vaccinations, demonstrate against a companion measure the state Senate gallery at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Nancy Skinner. The Assembly's variant included corrections tending to potential clashes between individual competitor arrangements and school bargains, for example, existing attire contracts. "Because we have formidable schools". And we have formidable viewership. Once signed, it will go into effect January 1, 2023.

Twenty-three NCAA Division I schools, including four Pac-12 Conference programs, could be impacted by the bill if it becomes law.

A few of the bill's backers, such as Bernie Sanders and National Basketball Association star LeBron James, took to Twitter to urge residents and state representatives to support the legislation. A new national college-athlete advocacy group also has weighed in. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green celebrated the bill passing Monday night. "California! ExtremelyExtremely excited about the bill that passed tonight allowing players to be paid". Finally, we are making some progress and getting this thing right.

The NCAA had no immediate comment on Monday's action. Many were blocking entrances, appeared to be resisting police and filling the hallways calling for lawmakers to stop the bill.

"As we evaluate our next steps, we remain focused on providing opportunities and a level playing field for the almost half a million student-athletes nationwide", the statement reads.

One of the rulings specifically cited by Stanford is pending with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Emmert had asked the Assembly committees to postpone consideration of the bill until after the NCAA completes it reviews of the name, image and likeness issue. The panel is set to share its findings to the NCAA's board of governors in October.

Several opponents of the bill were detained before the legislative session as they blocked entrances to the Capitol, including two women who briefly chained themselves to outside doorways.

The amendments added by the Assembly include provisions created to address potential conflicts between prospective athlete deals and school deals, such as shoe-and-apparel contracts.

In March, U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., proposed the Student-Athlete Equity Act, bipartisan legislation that would remove the restriction on student-athletes using or being compensated for use of their names, images and likenesses.

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