College football has begun, and these young athletes have never been able to profit off their own talent or image before.
Strict rules from the National Collegiate Athletic Association prevented them from doing so.
A policy change would allow athletes to be able to profit off their own name, image and likeness after the NCAA had been against it for so long.
One of the reasons NCAA seemed to be opposed to the idea of letting athletes profit off their own image was to try to keep the corporate element out of the game and keep the college athletics pure.
However, college athletes have had to sit by and witness their names being sold on jerseys and colleges making money off their performance.
Sen. Kevin Parker is working to push legislation that would help the college athletes make money in New York.
Capital Region sports agent J.R. Rickert says that while signing into law would make it cleaner and easier for the athletes, it isn’t entirely necessary to accomplish the goal.
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