October 9th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott on Tuesday blasted California’s Fair Pay to Play Act, saying it would siphon money from nonrevenue college sports programs while predominantly benefiting high-profile male athletes.
“There’s no doubt in my mind from everything I know in my experience that 99%, plus or minus, will go to men, not to women,” Scott said. Speaking at the Pac-12’s basketball media day at conference headquarters, Scott said the bill signed into law late last month by California Gov. Gavin Newsom would drain money from Olympic sports, diminishing their resources. Scott said his basis for claiming the bill that allows college athletes to cash in on their name, image and likeness would primarily benefit males comes from Forbes’ annual survey of the top-100 grossing athletes in the world. -Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times. Read More.

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