California just passed a law that allows college athletes to get paid

California Gov. Gavin Newsom passed SB 206, also known as the Fair Pay to Play Act, into law Monday. The law allows college athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness.

The bill will go into effect in 2023, and if the bill survives the expected court challenges, it could reshape the NCAA's business model.

The formal signing of the bill was done on Uninterrupted's show "The Shop," which is hosted by NBA superstar LeBron James.

"This is a game changer for student athletes and for equity in sports," said James. "Athletes at every level deserve to be empowered and to be fairly compensated for their work, especially in a system where so many are profiting off of their talents. Part of the reason I went to the NBA was to get my mom out of the situation she was in. I couldn't have done that in college with the current rules in place. This bill will help student athletes who are in a similar situation."

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The Fair Pay to Play Act allows college athletes in California to sign endorsement deals; earn compensation based on the usage of their name, image and likeness; and sign all types of licensing contracts that would allow them to earn money.

These college athletes would also be able to hire an agent licensed by the state to represent them in any deals.

"This is the beginning of a national movement — one that transcends geographic and partisan lines," said Gov. Newsom on "The Shop." "Collegiate student athletes put everything on the line — their physical health, future career prospects and years of their lives to compete. Colleges reap billions from these student athletes' sacrifices and success but, in the same breath, block them from earning a single dollar. That's a bankrupt model — one that puts institutions ahead of the students they are supposed to serve. It needs to be disrupted."

 
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