ANNOLIS, Md. () – Maryland lawmakers are not waiting for the NCAA or Congress to allow college athletes to make money from clauses.
The Maryland Senate unanimously passed legislation on Tuesday. The House took similar measures earlier this month. The legislature still needs a final vote in the Second House of Legislators in order to send legislation to Governor Larry Hogan.
The Jordan McNair Safe and Fair Play Act is named after a former offensive lineman from the University of Maryland who died in 2018 after suffering a heat during team practice. This would require athletic departments to establish guidelines for the prevention, assessment and treatment of serious sport-related conditions.
Maryland would join several other states that have enacted laws allowing athletes to compensate for the use of their name, image or likeness.
That’s what NCAA President Mark Emmert said