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Congress Compensating Athletes
Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., left, the ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, greets NCAA President Mark Emmert as the panel prepares to hold a hearing on student athlete compensation and federal legislative proposals to enable athletes participating in collegiate sports to monetize their name, image, and likeness, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
NCAA President Mark Emmert told the organization’s more than 1,200 member schools Friday that he will seek temporary rules as early as July to ensure all athletes can be compensated for their celebrity with a host of state laws looming and congressional efforts seemingly stalled.
In memo obtained by The Associated Press, Emmert urged members to pass legislation that would make it permissible for the first time for…