The 21st Show

Collegiate Athletes Can Now Earn Money From Their Names

The University of Illinois' State Farm Center

The University of Illinois' State Farm Center Tristen Kissack

The Supreme Court reached a unanimous 9-0 decision that the NCAA could not place limits on education related benefits that schools provide student athletes. Additinally, Governor J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign a bill that passed in the Illinois Senate and House that allows athletes to earn money if their college uses their name, image, and likeness for profit, and allows student athletes to hire an agent.

The 21st was joined by a law professor as well as an Illinois representative who sponsored the bill allowing athletes to earn compensation for their name and likeness. 


Jonathan Masur, John P. Wilson Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

Rep. Kambium Buckner, (D-26th District) and former football player at The University of Illinois.

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