The California state legislation that challenges the NCAA’s amateurism model could soon come to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
KSR’s Matt Jones reports a Kentucky state legislator is currently working on writing and pre-filing a bill that is similar to California’s “Fair Pay to Play” legislation.
The bill signed Monday by California governor Gavin Newsom prohibits schools from limiting a student-athlete’s ability to profit from their own likeness. Since the bill was signed into law in California, Florida was the first state to follow, introducing a similar bill into the Sunshine state’s legislature Monday evening.
If the bill is passed in Frankfort, Kentucky’s state legislature could be a catalyst to force the NCAA to alter the amateurism model.