Jun 30 2021
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today released the following statement regarding the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) decision to adopt a temporary policy to suspend its rules related to student athlete compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness (NIL):
“This decision by the NCAA to adopt interim rules to allow college athletes to profit from the use of their name, image and likeness is a step in the right direction as states begin enacting their own student athlete compensation laws. However, this is not a long-term solution and further demonstrates that Congress must act to establish a consistent, federal standard on NIL. Creating a level playing field regarding student athlete protection and compensation through federal legislation will empower amateur athletes while maintaining the integrity of college sports that we all know and love.”
In February, Sen. Moran introduced the Amateur Athletes Protection and Compensation Act of 2021 to establish a consistent, federal standard to allow student athletes greater control of their NIL.
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