College Athlete Bill of Rights Introduced in Congress

    • Schools must share 50% of profits with athletes from revenue-generating sports.
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Senator Cory Booker is introducing the details of his College Athlete Bill of Rights in Congress.

The sweeping legislation addresses not only college athlete name, image, and likeness regulations, but also athlete healthcare and scholarship benefits. 

This follows several college athlete-related bills, the most recent being a Republican-backed name, image, and likeness bill that would hand most control of regulations to the NCAA.

What the College Athlete Bill of Rights proposes:

  • Schools must share 50% of profits with athletes from revenue-generating sports
  • Athletes can participate in group licensing deals like video games
  • Government agencies would set health guidelines for college athletes
  • Schools must provide expanded benefits with a medical trust fund
  • Scholarships must last for as long as it takes for an athlete to complete their undergraduate education

Co-sponsors of the bill include democratic senators Richard Blumenthal and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as democratic representative Janice Schakowsky.

On Wednesday, Michigan became the sixth state to pass a bill allowing college athletes statewide to profit from the use of their name, image, and likeness.