Get the Dough –
Last week, the NCAA Board of Governors announced that it supports rule changes that allow student-athletes to be compensated for:
- Third-party endorsements
- Businesses they own
- Personal appearances
- Social media
The Board directed all three divisions to consider rules changes based on recommendations from its Federal and State Legislation Working Group to adopt new name, image and likeness rules by January to take effect at the start of the 2021-22 academic year.
No Goal –
Judge R. Gary Klausner dismissed the United States women’s soccer team gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. The players are seeking more than $66 million in damages. Judge Klausner did find some disparity with travel between the men’s and women’s teams. In his decision made in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, he said that the women can continue with their suit if they focus on travel, accommodations and personnel support.
The women are not giving up and Presidential Candidate Joe Biden is standing with them. After the announcement, he tweeted that “This is not over yet” and told the federation to pay or look elsewhere to find money for the World Cup when he is president.
QB Insurance –
Quarterback Andy Dalton is going back home. The Texas native who played at Texas Christian University signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys. After nine seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, he was cut when after the team drafted Joe Burrow with the first overall pick on the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Cowboys look prepared if they don’t come to terms with Dak Prescott who is a free agent and hasn’t signed a franchise tag.
The NBA is postponing its annual draft lottery and combine because of the coronavirus pandemic. No new dates have been set for the events that were supposed to take place in Chicago, Illinois May 19 and May 21-24 respectively.
The remainder of the NBA season is still undecided, but the players are ready to play and King James made it clear that “nobody should be cancelling anything.”
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