Nevada Considering Paying College Athletes

California Governor Signed "Pay To Play" Law Monday

Mitch Kelly
October 01, 2019 - 7:11 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) -  Nevada state officials could be following behind California and make a law that would allow college athletes to make money.

Nevada Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson and state Senator Yvanna Cancela said Monday that they are exploring similar legislation, but it's in the early stages.  

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law Monday that would allow college athletes to make money off of endorsement deals and other uses of their names, images or likeness.

The NCAA is against such legislation, saying it would forever eliminate the line between professional and amateur athletics. They say it would also create and unfair recruiting advantage for schools covered under the law, with recruits more likely to choose schools where they can make money as opposed to ones where they can't.

California's new "Pay To Play" law goes into effect on January 1st, 2023.