Should "Fair Pay to Play" come to Kentucky?
The state of California passed a bill that could change NCAA amateurism, legislation that will allow college athletes to earn money off their name and likeness. Louisville football coach Scott Satterfield calls himself a "purist."
Though he hasn't looked into the bill approved Sept. 30, Satterfield thought college athletics have been headed in that direction for many years.
"Whatever laws that comes down, we will adhere to them and do it," Satterfield said. "I love the way collegiate sports, amateur sport, people playing for the love of the game."
Kentucky Sports Radio's Matt Jones reported last week that a Kentucky legislator is working on a similar bill for the state of Kentucky.
An excerpt of the California bill reads "This bill would prohibit California postsecondary educational institutions except community colleges, and every athletic association, conference, or other group or organization with authority over intercollegiate athletics, from providing a prospective intercollegiate student athlete with compensation in relation to the athlete’s name, image, or likeness, or preventing a student participating in intercollegiate athletics from earning compensation as a result of the use of the student’s name, image, or likeness or obtaining professional representation relating to the student’s participation in intercollegiate athletics. The bill also would prohibit an athletic association, conference, or other group or organization with authority over intercollegiate athletics from preventing a postsecondary educational institution other than a community college from participating in intercollegiate athletics as a result of the compensation of a student athlete for the use of the student’s name, image, or likeness. The bill would require professional representation obtained by student athletes to be from persons licensed by the state."