FL Legislature modifies how college athletes profit off their name, image and likeness

University of Central Florida football stadium. Credit: UCF athletics website.

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The Florida Senate quickly approved legislation Friday to remove many state regulations on how college-level athletes can make money off of their image, name and likeness in order to align with guidelines issued by the National Collegiate Athletics Association on the matter.

The Florida Senate unanimously approved the legislation, HB-7B, as part of a special session this week. The House also unanimously approved the measure on Thursday. The bill is now headed to the governor’s desk for consideration.

The issue started back in 2020, when the

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