NCAA’s Emmert Presses Senate for ‘Guardrails’ on Athlete Pay
NCAA President Mark Emmert is urging Congress to step in and put restrictions on college athletes' ability to earn money from endorsements. He told a Senate committee federal action is needed to “maintain uniform standards in college sports” amid player-friendly laws approved in California and under consideration in other states. The NCAA has said it will allow players to “benefit” from the use of their name, image and likeness and is working on guidelines. More than 25 states are considering legislation to guarantee those rights to players. Emmert says those laws could have a corrupting influence on recruiting.