WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressman who played football at Ohio State has reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would give college athletes the right to earn money through endorsements and sponsorship deals.
Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, an Ohio Republican, and Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat from Missouri, on Monday co-sponsored the Student Athlete Level Playing Field Act.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Westmoreland County: Medical Leaders Highlight Promising Statistics
It would give college athletes the right to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness.READ MORE: 2 Teens Facing Charges After Fight Involving Pepper Spray At Allderdice High School
It is the third bill related to such compensation in college sports to be introduced during this Congress.
But it’s the first with support from lawmakers in each party.MORE NEWS: New Kensington Police Searching For Missing 14-Year-Old Amir Kennedy
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