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NCAA panel says to let college players make money off their fame

College basketball players run by the NCAA logo at mid-court during March Madness.
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College basketball players run by the NCAA logo at mid-court during March Madness.

NEW YORK, NY -- A powerful NCAA panel on Monday recommended that college athletes be allowed to benefit financially from the use of their name, image and likeness, the New York Times and the Washington Post reported.

The NCAA’s Division I Council, which is comprised of 22 athletic directors as well as conference commissioners and other administrators, said that the organization should cease its long-held amateur rules that prohibited college athletes from making money off their talents and fame.

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors will review that recommendation and consider adopting it during a meeting slated for Wednesday.

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Jim Parker

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  1. Damn right. Let them get some dollars on their talent. Maybe a cap but but let them earn what they can while they are young. Then let the pay it back when they are duds.

    1. Then reduce their scholarships accordingly. Fair is fair. They would not be able to display their “talent” if it wasn’t for the University giving them the opportunity to do so and paying for their schooling to boot.

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