NAIA Proposal Would Allow for Athlete Compensation

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While the subject of name, image and likeness legislation percolates at the NCAA level, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is moving forward with an amendment to its bylaws that would pave the way for that association’s student-athletes to earn money for the use of their name, image and likeness.

According to the law firm Kennyhertz Perry, the NAIA proposal was released earlier this month, and will be voted on by members on April 1. The proposed amendments mimic the state of California’s so-called Fair Pay to Play Act, which was signed in Sept. 2019 and is set to go into effect in 2023. That law will allow California student-athletes to earn money from the use of their name, image or likeness and prohibit the NCAA from punishing them.

Related: California Gov. Signs Landmark ‚ÄėFair Pay to Play‚Äô Bill

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