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

By: | May 25, 2021

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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