Hogan signs college athlete endorsement bill, sports betting

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed legislation to enable college athletes to earn money from endorsements.

The Jordan McNair Safe and Fair Play Act is named after the former University of Maryland offensive lineman who died in 2018 after suffering from heatstroke at a team workout. In addition to allowing college athletes to earn money from use of their name, likeness and image, it requires athletic departments to implement guidelines to prevent, assess, and treat serious sports-related conditions.

More than a dozen states have approved laws to allow athletes to be compensated for use of their name, image or likeness, or NIL for short.


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