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 Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 2,385 New Cases, 57 Additional Deaths
It would give college athletes the right to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness.READ MORE: Fox Chapel School District Approves Budget Proposal That Would Increase Tax Rate
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: Gas Prices Potentially On The Rise In Pittsburgh Area Following Cyber Attack On U.S. Pipeline
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