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: Parents Watch Clairton-Leechburg Football Game From Outside The Stadium
It would give college athletes the right to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
It is the third bill related to such compensation in college sports to be introduced during this Congress.
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