Senators chide NCAA for not solving athlete-pay issue as fast federal help looks unlikely


Amid mounting public and political pressure to grant college athletes more rights, the NCAA has struggled for years to grant “name, image and likeness” rights to athletes, allowing them to make money from autographs, sponsorships, licensing and other deals that leverage their popularity. In the meantime, more than 20 states have passed laws of their own. In five states, those laws will go into effect July 1, potentially creating chaos for NCAA oversight and college athletic departments.

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