By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Local lawmakers are renewing their push for legislation that would allow college athletes to get paid.READ MORE: Police Arrest Two Men In Kiski Twp. Following Reports Of Man Prowling Around Homes
State Reps. Ed Gainey and Dan Miller, both Allegheny County Democrats, are pushing for a bill that would allow college student-athletes to sign endorsement deals; get paid for their name, image and likeness; and sign licensing contracts. It would also allow them to hire professional representation.READ MORE: Police Discover 63 Pairs Of Underwear In Home Of Burglary Suspect
Gainey says if coaches and athletic directors are making money, the athletes should, too. Miller points to a half-dozen other states with similar legislation.
The two state representatives are expected to introduce their Fair Pay To Play Act soon.MORE NEWS: Mother Facing Charges After Two Children Allegedly Left In Hot Car For Three Hours
When they pushed for pay to play legislation in October of 2019, Gov. Wolf expressed support for compensating athletes.