October 9th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

A  Florida state representative submitted a bill that aims to provide name, image and likeness rights to college athletes, something that could benefit Florida, Florida State, Miami, UCF and plenty of other Sunshine State universities in the near future. Similar to the law passed in California, those athletes would have the ability to profit off such things as autographs, endorsements and commercials. That is potentially one hell of a recruiting advantage. The biggest difference? The Florida bill could become law in a mere 6 ½ months on July 1, 2020. The California law doesn’t go into effect until January 2023. Similar bills are pending in at least 11 states. Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh said this week that he “wouldn’t be against” athletes being granted these rights. He proposed cutting football scholarships in half (from 85 to 42). Players would be paid the scholarship plus an additional $100,000. “If you did that across all sports, that budget could stay the same and be financially feasible,” Harbaugh said. “Everyone is going to do what they want to do,” said a Gators source. “What we gotta do is, how do we use this to our advantage?” – Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports, Read More

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