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Congressman and former OSU football standout propose legislation for paying college athletes

Posted at 10:09 AM, Feb 11, 2020

CKLEVLEABD — U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez has proposed a new law to give college athletes the opportunity to make endorsement money.

California passed a similar law that prohibits colleges in the state from punishing college athletes if they accept money in exchange for the use of their name, image or likeness.

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith spoke out against the move made in California.

"We can't have a situation where we have schools and or states with different rules for an organization that's going to compete together."

The NCAA says they'll implement changes by Jan. 2021.

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