Connecticut senator rips NCAA for delaying vote on athlete compensation

Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, ripped the NCAA’s decision to delay a vote on whether to allow college athletes to benefit from publicity rights, saying he was working on legislation to grant college athletes the right to monetize their brand.

“Delaying the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) vote is yet another signal that the NCAA hopes the federal government will save it from having to fairly compensate their athletes. That’s not going to happen,” Murphy wrote in a Wednesday statement. “The college sports industry has a fundamental civil rights issue at the core of its business model, and it’s clear the NCAA doesn’t want to do anything serious to address the inequities that players face.”

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