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NCAA Head Wants Feds to Set Student Athlete Pay Model

Dec. 17, 2019, 8:28 PM

The federal government rather than states should set the legal framework for college athletes to be paid for the use of their name, image, and likeness, the president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association said.

“The debate and discussion is well past the ability of a group of states to resolve it,” Mark Emmert, the president of the NCAA, said Dec. 17 during an Aspen Institute event in Washington.

Leaders at the NCAA have begun discussions with members of Congress, including Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to determine a potential federal framework to govern student athlete compensation. ...

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