LANSING, Mich. — Lawmakers have given ultimate approval to payments that will clear the best way for faculty athletes to be paid for the usage of their names, photos or likeness rights — placing Michigan on the cusp of turning into the fourth state with such a regulation.
In-state colleges, the NCAA and athletic conferences couldn’t block student-athletes from being compensated beneath a invoice that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is predicted to signal.
A second measure would not make it against the law for brokers to enter into contracts with student-athletes. The NCAA is drawing up new guidelines to let athletes change into paid sponsors.