California Governor Signs Fair Pay to Play Act

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In a move of defiance against the NCAA, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the Fair Pay to Play Act on Monday, which will allow student athletes to accept money from endorsements without the threat of punishment from their host institutions.

The law will take effect in January of 2023, and fundamentally changes one of the core tenants of the NCAA’s policies regarding student athletes. The law will also allow student athletes in California to hire agents to work on their behalf and will not require schools to pay their athletes as employees, but rather will prevent the schools from blocking endorsement payments to their athletes.

The signing of the bill was hosted on LeBron James’ The Uninterrupted. He praised the governor for allowing students the opportunity to change their lives for the better,

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