Newsom Signs Bill to Allow College Athletes to be Paid

Olivia Hawkins, Staff Writer

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    “ This is the beginning of the end for second class citizenship”

 

                                   California is allowing college athletes to profit from endorsements under bill signed by Newsom. Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed the high-profile bill that would allow college athletes to earn money , despite NCAA(National Collegiate Athletic Assn.) objections. They’ll earn money from the use of their names and  images and likenesses. The bill prohibits the NCAA from barring a university from competition if its athletes are compensated for the use of their name , image or likenesses beginning in 2023. NCAA rules strictly prohibit any athletes from profiting in any way from their sports. While the bill allows athletes to sign endorsement deals with major companies , it could also open up smaller opportunities that were previously prohibited , such as paid youth coaching positions. SB 206 still forbids schools from directly paying athletes.