NCAA players get paid

By Remi Goldstein, Sports Apprentice

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act, a bill permitting the payment of college athletes in the state of California on Monday Sept. 30, 2019. 

The NCAA find the law concerning, believing it will have negative consequences. Although the Fair Pay to Play Act will not go into effect until 2023, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey reported to Sports Illustrated that he fears states will start to individualize themselves, similar to how California has. Other states such as Florida and New York have discussed implementing a law akin to California’s. Similar laws would cause conflict for the NCAA, making it harder to establish their rules of the collegiate league due to states having their own legislation on the matter. 

Currently, California is the only state that has legalized college athletes getting paid. Student athletes will choose California collegiate careers over somewhere else because in California they can acquire money. Even though the new bill goes into effect in 2023 it has already impacted the NCAA, student athletes, and will potentially leading to rule alterations in the future.