College athletes in Pennsylvania would be able to receive compensation for their name, image and likeness in proposed legislation associated with the new state budget package.
PennLive.com reports that a document obtained from the state House Republican Appropriations Committee and tied to the state’s budget negotiations contains language saying a college student athlete “may earn compensation” for their “name, image or likeness.”
Athletic scholarships couldn’t be reduced or revoked because of such compensation.
Student-athletes would be barred from agreements with certain industries.
Six other states have similar legislation going into effect in July and more are considering the idea.