NCAA moves closer to letting athletes earn money for name, likeness

On Monday, California became the first state in the nation to require the NCAA to allow college athletes to hire agents and directly profit from endorsement deals. (MGN)
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ATLANTA (AP) - The NCAA Board of Governors has taken the first step toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame. The board voted unanimously to clear the way for the amateur athletes to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The vote came during a meeting at Emory University in Atlanta. California passed a law last month that would prevent schools from prohibiting college athletes from being compensated for their names, images and likenesses. That law goes into effect in 2023, but other states are moving on similar legislation that could go into effect as soon as next year.

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