And even if the "purity of amateurism" will be affected by this law, how is it fair for college and NCAA officials to decide what is best for student-athletes?
If they can make some money putting their image on a video game or from a social media presence or hawking tires, then they should be able to do that. He was elected to the House a year ago.
That said, with the enactment of Senate Bill 206, there should also be accompanying legislation requiring all athletes to reimburse their schools if they do not complete their degrees or leave early to pursue a professional sports career.
Engelbert sympathizes with both sides of this issue, however, she believes "the jury is still out on whether this is the right move".
But for women's sports especially, providing financial incentives that raise an athlete's profile and market value will have another important "trickle down" effect, said Ramogi Huma, a former UCLA football player and executive director of the National Collegiate Players Association that helped lobby for the Fair Pay bill.
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The NCAA has said it recognizes the need to modify its current rules, which prohibit players from accepting any money from outside sources, but they strongly prefer one nationwide rule rather than each state coming up with slightly different variations.
One of the most attention-grabbing aspects of the new California law - a Congressman in OH recently announced plans to propose a federal law along the same lines - is the potential recruiting advantage it could provide universities and programs in states that follow California's lead.
With governance over 24 sports including basketball and regular season football, the nonprofit NCAA oversees 1,117 colleges and universities across the country. Newsom said he expects other states to follow suit. Florida and Pennsylvania have proposed the bill as well. "I mean, you'll have student-athletes doing every barbecue commercial, every dry cleaning commercial, vehicle commercials".
Thaddeus Jones filed HB 3898 last Wednesday to keep a university or college from "upholding any rule, requirement, standard, or other limitation that prevents a student athlete of that institution from earning compensation as a result of the use of the student's name, image, or likeness", as well as placing other protections on athletes against punishment for being compensated. According to the Law, however, if college athletes do enter into endorsement and sponsorship deals, their contracts may not interfere with any provision of their respective teams' deals. "There are a lot of people making a lot of money and the only reason they have those jobs is because of the kids who are out there playing", Schlosser said. "You should be able to receive payment for something that's based on your likeness". And, what percentage of these students go on to earn huge amounts of money in professional sports? "They'll be brand ambassadors or sponsors for local brands or local products, and those aren't necessarily on a national scale, but they do still generate some type of revenue for that athlete", Brunious said.
Lawmakers from more than a dozen other states have expressed interest in proposing similar laws or have already submitted proposals in recent weeks.