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  • California Law SB-206 and the future of college sports

    Name and likeness. Interesting.

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    Thoughts:
    1. College sports is more popular than minor league sports because of alma mater affiliation. Not because the athletics level is higher.
    2. All leagues benefit from and make rules to require some level of even playing field.
    3. The level playing field in college sports is of amateurism.
    4. Amateurism in the NCAA is window dressing, but it has been important to make fans feel like they are participating in a fair contest.
    If states go forward with allowing students to sell their image/likeness, the amount of money some students will get could be huge. I remember multiple huge yachts moored at Battle for Atlantis with big blue ā€œDā€ flags flying on them.

    The effect will be payments going from 50,000 under the table to 6 figures and public.

    When everyone knows that top teams have players making huge $$, and the pretense of an even playing field is gone, how long will interest stay where it is?

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      'This is AJ Green, and when I'm not scoring 30 a night, I'm driving a Toyota from Dan Deery Toyota on University Avenue in Cedar Falls...'
      #MACtion

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BCPanther View Post
        'This is AJ Green, and when I'm not scoring 30 a night, I'm driving a Toyota from Dan Deery Toyota on University Avenue in Cedar Falls...'
        Sure, that could happen. And while it wouldn't make him rich, it would be a nice bit of money to have.

        People seem to believe that any money an athlete receives from this would go into a pool and all student athletes would share in it equally. So A.J. would get as much as a golfer or a softball player. Once it's distributed it doesn't seem like a lot. Also any money an athlete receives may be taxable. I would guess most athletes are going to be claimed as dependents on their parent(s) returns but it may be enough where the student would have to file a return. I'm not sure that this would put an end to under the table payments. A high school player should still get money to come to a school and endorsement money - however much that would be.

        I would guess that the NCAA will figure out something that would apply to all the schools before any of these laws take effect. You can't have California athletes eligible for this and Iowa athletes ineligible. They would not dare make California schools off limits in regards to playing out of state teams or for post-season play.
        "And immediately, (P'Allen Stinnett's) Facebook status was spouting vulgarities towards the university."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CincyPanther88 View Post
          People seem to believe that any money an athlete receives from this would go into a pool and all student athletes would share in it equally.
          I don't understand the logic behind that. Then again, I haven't read the new Cali law (nor do I feel like playing lawyer enough to sift through a bunch of tedious legal jargon)

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