Senate Committee Seeks Professional Opinions on NIL

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The NCAA continues to hear from government officials as it begins rolling out a plan to allow student-athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness.

Days after Senators Cory Booker and Chris Murphy called the NCAA Board of Governors’ proposed reforms “both a step forward and a step back,” Senate Commerce Committee chairman Roger Wicker sent a letter to officials throughout the college sports landscape.

Thursday’s letter from Wicker says that “the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has legislative and oversight jurisdiction over matters related to interstate commerce generally and sports in particular. As such, the committee seeks to gain a better understanding of the current system for compensating student-athletes and to hear a range of perspectives on this complex issue.”

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