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California college athletes would allow to earn money for their names, images and similarities to use under a bill passed the state legislature Wednesday and Garda Gavin Newsom was led.

The legislation has received national attention, with athletes such as NBA stars, LeBron James and Draymond Green, suggesting that California could provide their universities and the National Athletics Championship with a share of the windfall they create. Senate Bill 206 from Sen Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) was given final approval by the Senate.

But the NCAA has pushed back against the bill, saying it has the potential to kill amateur athletics if it becomes law. The NCAA launched a Newsom letter on Wednesday calling the “unconstitutional” and “harmful” legislation.

“If the law bill and compulsion for NCAA 58 California schools unrestricted scheme permits name, image and similarity, the critical distinction between college and professional athletics would be deleted and, as it gives those schools an unfair recruitment advantage, it would t they were not able to compete in the NCAA competitions, ”said the letter.

The letter was signed by NCAA President Mark Emmert and 21 other members of the board of governors of the organization. Emmert sent a letter to state legislators in June warning of severe consequences if the bill is successful.

Skinner Skinner dismissed the NCAA's warnings and said in Wednesday's statement that its bill is in fact constitutional.

“The NCAA has repeatedly lost anti-trust cases in courts nationwide,” said Skinner. “As a result, their main weapons are threats.

The NCAA regulates bar-athletes for compensation for the use of their names, images or similarities. The bill would not allow schools to pay athletes directly, but would allow students to obtain compensation from external sources – for example, from a video games company or signing or signing memorabilia.

Legislators who supported the bill provided examples of other cases in which college athletes are unable to earn money for their services which they said are not fair: a swimming keeper barred from teaching swimming lessons, a volleyball player unable to camp summer or baseball player he can not promote autobiography.

“Don't forget shoe deals and video games, NCAA athletes can't make small money during the summer and train young people, they can't promote their social media, can't afford to athletic wear, can not accept grocery goods or help with rent or equipment, ”said Assembly Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin). “When a line in the sand is applied thoroughly, too much and to the point of discrepancy, this is not a sign that it does not apply.”

The bill passed through the Legislator despite a letter from NCAA President Mark Emmert who warned of the damaging consequences he had gone on. Emmert urged legalists to delay making a decision until a group of college president, conference commissioners, athletes' directors and athletes received a study on whether such a financial arrangement can exist "in a way that is in line with". the core values, mission and principles of the NCAA. " That report is expected next month.

Read Emmert's letter, in part: “A chicken (W) which contrasts with the current rules of the NCAA, as drafted the bill threatens to change the principles of intercultural athletics and create local differences that would make it impossible to host a national championship. As a result, it is likely to have a negative impact on the student athletes who intend to help them. ”

The bill going to Newsom would prevent the NCAA university from prohibiting competition if its athletes started in January 1, 2023. The supporters of the bill argued that the delayed implementation of the time NCAA to make changes to its rules and introduce leeway to future legislation if changes are needed to ensure that schools are not penalized.

The bill prevents athletes from engaging in endorsement dealings which are contrary to the contract of their staff. SB 206 does not apply to community college athletes.

“Our parents and Creator gave our name, image and type,” said Ramogi Huma, a former UCLA football player who is an executive director of the National Collegiate Players Assn. “It is dehumanizing for the NCAA to claim full ownership of the recognition of players as a condition to participate in college sports. The players are non-university property. It is highly offensive as the majority of California athletes and players elsewhere are minorities and women. ”

Conference Pac-12 referred to its previous statement on the bill, asked the Legislator to delay action until the NCAA working group completed a study on this issue.

During a committee hearing earlier this year, Andy Beach State's athletics director Andy warned of "possible and unintended consequences" if the law bill passes.

“I am afraid that there could be a case when California schools could be expelled from deliberately breaking NCAA rules,” Fee said. “If California schools were to be expelled, they would have a negative impact on the student athletes the bill is designed to help.” T


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