DeSantis Applauds NCAA's Decision to Allow College Athletes to Profit Off Fame

Jordan Kirkland ()                  The Florida Report ()          October 29th, 2019

NCAA higher-ups voted unanimously Tuesday to modify a rule that would allow college athletes to profit from their names, images and likenesses "in a manner consistent with the collegiate model."

The National Collegiate Athletic Association's Board of Governors, meeting at Emory University in Atlanta, directed three organizations to immediately begin figuring out how to update their rules to integrate pay in the confines of college sports without compromising the integrity of amateur sports.

Changes won't go into effect immediately, but top-decision makers want each division to implement new rules by January 2021.


The board's action Tuesday was based on "comprehensive recommendations" from the NCAA Board of Governors Federal and State Legislation Working Group, which is composed of university presidents, commissioners, athletic directors, administrators and student-athletes.

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