Can’t make money off of endorsements, but the school can sell a jersey with the players name on it for big buck. Can’t transfer to another school without losing a year of eligibility – could this be servitude of an involuntary nature? California once more progressively leads the nation.
Highest paid public employees in almost every state, are coaches, mostly football.
This is not paying athletes to play. This issue dates to the Ed O’bannon case of a few years ago in which O’Bannon, a former UCLA player won an anti-trust suit against the NCAA for using his image to sell a video game without his permission. California’s new law expands this to active players, and there is pending legislation in a variety of states. As stated by one commenter, coaches can get contracts, sell shoes, move between schools without any penalty. The moneymaker..the athletes get scholarships, but nothing else. This protects their image and doesn’t have anything to do with “Pay for play”.
It’s a business. The NCAA is the minor leagues for many sports. Just like in real life, the money goes not to the workers, but to management.
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