College athletes who go to school in Florida will have the chance to make money for the use of their name, image and likeness starting in 2021.
This is something athletes have been fight for a long time is coming to life in Florida as soon as next year. Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis spoke at the University of Miami and he made sure we all knew he thinks it is important for the college athletes to get money. Great News: It all starts July 2021!
The governor said athletes can begin getting paid for the use of their likeness starting in July of 2021.
“We’re not talking about, you get a scholarship to Florida State and Miami and the universities are gonna pay you to play. That’s not what we’re talking about, but if you have a situation where you have some of the great athletes, particularly in sports like football and basketball, whose name, image, and likeness is being used to make millions and millions of dollars, and they don’t have the opportunity to get any of that, there’s something fundamentally unfair for that.”
– Ron DeSantis, Florida Governor
Florida Board of Governors are set to discuss more details.
[Source: ABC ACTION NEWS]