Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz is 100 percent here for student athletes. The hip-hop veteran has reacted to buzz about the NCAA finally finding a way for college players to profit.
Last night, Deuce went to Instagram to react to the historic news.
This week, the NCAA decided to come up with a way for athletes to make money.
The NCAA’s top decision-makers voted unanimously Tuesday to start the process of modifying its rule to allow college athletes to profit from their names, images and likenesses “in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.” The board directed the three separate divisions of the organization to immediately begin figuring out how to update their rules in a way that maintains a distinction between college and professional sports. (ESPN)
The massive change comes just weeks after California passed a law to allow college athletes to receive endorsement deals.
Last month, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act, giving college athletes the ability to earn income from endorsements and sponsorships starting in 2023. More than a dozen states reportedly are considering legislation similar to California’s. (The Atlantic)
The NCAA’s power move might ultimately put pressure on colleges to eventually pay players a salary.
For another, once some athletes begin to reap endorsement money, players without endorsement deals are going to want some form of compensation. The pressure to actually start paying them a salary will be enormous. When the NCAA starts to argue — as it surely will — that this will lead to the ruination of college sports, people will roll their eyes. Legislators will file bills to pay the players. Fans will rally around the issue. (Bloomberg)