California changed its rules on college athlete pay; now White House looking into it

November 12, 2019

The White House is meeting with congressional offices as it considers a response to a new California law that permits college athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness.

"There's interest in the Hill on it, and we have some interest in it," White House Domestic Policy Council Director Joe Grogan told McClatchy in an interview. "California has created a lot of interest in the subject, the California law specifically has created some angst in the athletic community."

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the state's Fair Pay to Play Act at the end of September, becoming the first state in the nation to allow college athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness which is currently banned by the NCAA. Several other states, including Florida, have introduced similar legislation.

 

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