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JONES DAY TALKS®: Game Changer? California’s Fair Pay to Play Act and the Future of College Sports

Signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Fair Pay to Play Act will allow college athletes in that state to accept payment for the use of their name, image, and likeness. In response, the NCAA has threatened to bar colleges from postseason tournaments if they allow players to profit under the new law’s provisions, and several athletic conferences have also voiced opposition. Still, a number of states are already considering legislation similar to that enacted in California.

Jones Day’s Marc Weinroth, Ilene Tannen, and Brett Shumate discuss the probable implications of the Fair Pay to Play Act.

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