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College Athletes in Maryland Poised to Profit From Name Use

May 18, 2021, 6:18 PM

Maryland’s college athletes are next in line to earn endorsements and get paid.

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed off Tuesday on a bill (S.B. 439) that will allow athletes who license their name, image, or likeness for profit to remain eligible for collegiate competition. Maryland joins a growing number of states that have enacted student athlete compensation laws contrary to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s rules that bar student athlete pay.

“Its about time for the whole country, especially with the NCAA continuing to kick the can down the road,” Sen. Justin Ready (R), one of the Senate ...

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