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Federal Legislators Form Working Group To Address Student-Athlete Name, Image and Likeness Rights

In a long awaited, but highly anticipated step, a group of United States Senators has announced the formation of a bipartisan working group to assist with ongoing discussions regarding compensation for student-athletes relating to their name, image and likeness. The working group, whose initial members will include Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Chris Murphy (D-Ct), David...… Continue Reading The post Federal Legislators Form Working Group To Address Student-Athlete Name, Image and Likeness Rights appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
December 5, 2019

Former College Athlete Sues NCAA, Member Schools for Student-Athlete Pay

Following the NCAA’s recent policy announcement to allow current student-athletes to benefit from the use of their name, likeness and image, a former college athlete has filed a class and collective action complaint against the NCAA and 23 member schools for failing to pay student-athletes. Former Villanova football player Ralph “Trey” Johnson filed a suit...… Continue Reading The post Former College Athlete Sues NCAA, Member Schools for Student-Athlete Pay appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
November 8, 2019

NCAA Board of Governors Approves Policy Permitting College Athletes to Benefit From Use of Name, Image, and Likeness

The NCAA Board of Governors has unanimously approved a policy which will “permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.” The policy calls for “flexibility” in order “to provide the best possible experience for college athletes.” It was adopted following...… Continue Reading The post NCAA Board of Governors Approves Policy Permitting College Athletes to Benefit From Use of Name, Image, and Likeness appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
October 29, 2019

National Football Players Association Joins Forces with the National College Players Association in Effort to Market Name, Image and Likeness Rights for Student Athletes

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) has announced a partnership with the National College Players Association (NCPA) to jointly explore the marketing and licensing of all college athletes and how they can be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness through the NFLPA’s licensing affiliated entity, REP Worldwide. Seeking to maximize...… Continue Reading The post National Football Players Association Joins Forces with the National College Players Association in Effort to Market Name, Image and Likeness Rights for Student Athletes appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
October 29, 2019

New Jersey Joins the Growing Number of States Seeking to Create Name, Image and Likeness Rights for Student Athletes in Direct Defiance of Current NCAA Bylaws

While student-athletes and colleges and universities across the country await an anticipated response from the NCAA’s established working group regarding name, image and likeness rights, a growing number of states continue to announce their intention to circumvent current NCAA Bylaws and introduce legislation to provide student-athletes with the opportunity to capitalize on their name, image...… Continue Reading The post New Jersey Joins the Growing Number of States Seeking to Create Name, Image and Likeness Rights for Student Athletes in Direct Defiance of Current NCAA Bylaws appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
October 26, 2019

The Number of States Supporting Student-Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Rights Continues to Grow

The number of states supporting the growing effort to secure legal rights for student-athletes to market their name, image, and likeness for economic benefit without affecting either their scholarship benefits or amateur status continues to grow. Legislators from Minnesota and Georgia have announced that they intend to introduce legislation at their state’s next legislative session...… Continue Reading The post The Number of States Supporting Student-Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Rights Continues to Grow appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
October 25, 2019

UPDATE: New York Student-Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Bill Amended (Again)

New York State Senator Kevin S. Parker recently introduced his bill, the New York Collegiate Athletic Participation Compensation Act, to provide New York college student-athletes an opportunity to market their name, image, and likeness for economic benefit without affecting either their scholarship benefits or amateur status. Now, he has amended the bill a second time....… Continue Reading The post UPDATE: New York Student-Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Bill Amended (Again) appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
October 17, 2019

National Basketball Players Association Opposes NCAA’s Amended Agent Certification Requirements

  In a recently published letter, the agents of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) wrote, “[T]he NCAA Agent Certification process and the rules, regulations, and guidelines surrounding it are needlessly invasive and onerous and are completely counterproductive to meeting the NCAA’s stated purpose in attempting to certify and regulate NBA agents: to protect men’s...… Continue Reading The post National Basketball Players Association Opposes NCAA’s Amended Agent Certification Requirements appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
October 6, 2019

University of Wisconsin-Madison Expands Student-Athlete Discipline Policy

The University of Wisconsin Athletic Board has approved significant changes to its student-athlete discipline policy. The decision comes shortly after a Wisconsin jury acquitted one of the school’s football players of sexual assault charges. Wide receiver Quintez Cephus was expelled from the University in August 2018, then, following the jury’s not guilty verdict, he was...… Continue Reading The post University of Wisconsin-Madison Expands Student-Athlete Discipline Policy appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
September 27, 2019

New York Senate Bill To Require Student Athletes To Share In University Ticket Revenue

The New York Collegiate Athletic Participation Compensation Act, introduced earlier this week by State Senator Kevin S. Parker, has already been amended to provide student-athletes a proposed 15% share of the annual ticket revenue generated from each school’s sporting events. The bill, initially described as legislation comparable to the California legislation formerly known as the Fair...… Continue Reading The post New York Senate Bill To Require Student Athletes To Share In University Ticket Revenue appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
September 20, 2019

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