Could Ohio be the next state to legalize college athletes profiting from name, image and likeness?

Ohio could be the next state to allow collegiate athletes to make money off their name, image and likeness – after lagging behind most of the country.

Under a new bill, college athletes could make money off the use of their name, image and likeness, enter contracts and hire representation.

There would be some limitations: Athletes would need to inform their universities 15 days before entering into a contract and could not endorse marijuana, alcohol, tobacco, adult entertainment or casinos.

All collegiate athletes would be eligible – not just Division I athletes at places like Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati – and some prospective students, such as commits shortly before they enroll, Antani said. Universities would police their own athletes without statewide oversight.

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