Signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Fair Pay to Play Act will allow college athletes in that state to accept payment for the use of their name, image, and likeness. In response, the NCAA has threatened to bar colleges from postseason tournaments if they allow players to profit under the new law’s provisions, and several athletic conferences have also voiced opposition. Still, a number of states are already considering legislation similar to that enacted in California.
In this Encore Presentation: JONES DAY TALKS® podcast on what has become known as the Alston or Jenkins case, a California district judge has issued a 104-page order in In re: NCAA Grant-in-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation. The matter focused on NCAA rules that prohibit schools from offering certain forms of compensation to student-athletes. Jones Day’s Chris Pace and Marc Weinroth talk about the Alston decision and what it could mean for college sports programs.