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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

Running Backs Union Unit Clarification Petition Efforts Shutout By NLRB

Acting National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Regional Director Daniel Nelson has rejected the efforts of the International Brotherhood of Professional Running Backs (IBPRB) to sever and form a new union and bargaining unit for the National Football League’s (NFL) running backs separate and distinct from the current National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). The Unit...… Continue Reading The post Running Backs Union Unit Clarification Petition Efforts Shutout By NLRB appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
September 20, 2019

California Senate Bill 206-The Immediate National Impact

While California Governor Gavin Newsom considers placing his signature on Senate Bill 206 and making his state the first state in the country to allow college student-athletes to market and profit from their name, image and likeness without affecting their student-athlete status, the legislation is already having an impact nationally. In response to the unanimous...… Continue Reading The post California Senate Bill 206-The Immediate National Impact appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
September 13, 2019

The California Legislation Has Spoken-Will Governor Newsom Make Senate Bill 206 Law?

The California State Senate has unanimously passed the amendments to Senate Bill 206 in a concurrence vote making California the first state to allow college student-athletes to market and profit from their name, image and likeness without affecting their student-athlete status. The bill will now be placed before Governor Newsom for his consideration. The Governor...… Continue Reading The post The California Legislation Has Spoken-Will Governor Newsom Make Senate Bill 206 Law? appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
September 12, 2019

California Assembly Passes SB 206 –Next Stop, Governor Newsom’s Desk

The California State Assembly has unanimously passed Senate Bill 206, formerly known as the Fair Pay To Play Act, prior to the scheduled end of the California legislative session on Friday, September 13th. The bill would allow California college student-athletes to earn compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness without affecting the...… Continue Reading The post California Assembly Passes SB 206 –Next Stop, Governor Newsom’s Desk appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
September 10, 2019

UPDATE: California Senate Bill 206 Moves Closer To Becoming Law

California Senate Bill 206, formerly known as The Fair Pay To Play Act, which would allow college student-athletes within the state to profit from the use of their name, image and likeness without interfering with their eligibility to continue to participate in collegiate athletics, has moved one step closer to becoming law. The bill past another hurdle...… Continue Reading The post UPDATE: California Senate Bill 206 Moves Closer To Becoming Law appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
September 1, 2019

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