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Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Monday that will allow amateur athletes at California colleges to profit off their name, likeness or image.

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Later in the afternoon, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey released the following statement on the new bill.

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bluewatersailor57 months
Pretty sure that politicians don't have anything more important to worry about, especially in Mexifornia. Like $300 million they just spent on homeless that accomplished zero. So just make athletes pay for college, no scholarships anymore, or swag, or food or lodging. Riiiight. Simply don't use the athletes image in promotion, problem solved.
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420 in Dallas57 months
Where is the regulation? Everybody cheats in college football when given the smallest of opportunities.
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420 in Dallas57 months
Let's see how California schools like, no playoffs, no bowl games, no March madness, no college world series. But players dig money so USC/ UCLA will be nothing but blue chippers, then the winner will go home 12-0 with no championship.
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redfish9957 months
He def wordy
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Doctor Strangelove57 months
Sankey said a whole lot to have not said anything.
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Tridentds57 months
IF California is for it then it is probably wrong. For the last 35-40 years pretty much everything they have implemented has had bad long term consequences.
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MrKnowItAll57 months
So..... Is he for it or against it?
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TailbackU57 months
"I know words. I have the best words."
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Hangit57 months
This just a more educated statement to say a big mouthful of Gravy Chambers nothingness. It boils down to "We need to hold a bunch of meetings, with high dollar caterers." Nothing will be accomplished until Mark Emmert addresses this.
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Tidemeister57 months
That's a lot of words to say nothing.
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Buckeye Jeaux57 months
The NCAA's ten-year "thoughtful discourse" (with zero action) is what led to this California move.
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uscpuke57 months
??
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uscpuke57 months
100%
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imjustafatkid57 months
The California law destroys the amateurism model of the NCAA. Will be terrible for college football.
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FaCubeItches57 months
You forgot the quotes around "amateurism"
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Drizzt57 months
NCAA just needs to kick the California schools out. Problem solved. They aren’t winning anything anyway.
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BCLA57 months
Ya, they've only won the most championships of any conference, and the most per year 14 years running.
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AgSGT57 months
Those vast majority of those championships are in sports nobody cares about
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AtlantaLSUfan57 months
SEC commish is a giant puss. No idea how he ended up with this job.
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efrad57 months
If you can't understand it, he said: Bad shite is gonna happen when one state acts alone to influence the rules of all of college football. The SEC is proud of all the shite its universities already give to student athletes, and before that gets changed everyone needs to sit at the table and talk this shite through, so we can balance the needs of athletes and the integrity of athletic competition. We really gotta address how all this money flowing around will be abused. We have to make sure supporting the athletes appropriately because this is really about supporting kids so they can get degrees
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MIZ_COU57 months
he forgot to mention that they really need to address how all this money flowing around is being abused now.
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How to try to sound smart while saying nothing
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Arksulli57 months
For some reason this song started playing in my head while reading that. LINK
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surgicalvenom57 months
WTF did he actually say?
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LSUMONSTER57 months
???
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