NCAA permits athletes to monetize name, image and likeness

October 29, 2019

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Big news broke out in the sports world today.

AP News reported that the NCAA Board of Governors unanimously voted to allow college athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness. 

The decision was passed this afternoon at Emory University in Atlanta. Athletes will no longer face the possibility of losing their scholarships or face threats of being kicked off their team for accepting income from endorsements. 

With NCAA athletes soon to profit off their name, image and likeness, who wants to see the return of NCAA Football next season --

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The NCAA is said to represent over 450,00 athletes. Several states including California have been working on implementing laws that allow college athletes to make money from their likeness without facing consequences. 

According to AP News the NCAA Board of Governors is trying to determine how profits and partnerships will follow NCAA rules.

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