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California bill to let student athletes to sign endorsement deals




Josh Rosen #3 of the UCLA Bruins passes the ball during the second half of a game against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on September 3, 2017 in Pasadena, California.
Josh Rosen #3 of the UCLA Bruins passes the ball during the second half of a game against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on September 3, 2017 in Pasadena, California.
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California Assemblyman Chris Holden has introduced a bill that would allow student athletes in the state to sign endorsement deals.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which governs college sports, reported more than $1 billion in revenue for the 2017 fiscal year. Meanwhile, college athletes, many argue, are playing in an exploitive system, subjecting themselves to injuries without getting adequate compensation.

Should college athletes be paid like their professional counterparts?

Guests:

Ramogi Huma, executive director of the National College Players Association who is sponsoring the bill; he is president of the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA), a non-profit organization that advocates for college athletes’ rights

John Acquaviva, professor of exercise science at Wingate University in North Carolina who has written on the debate over paying student athletes



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