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‘College Athletes Bill of Rights’ Legislation Proposed in Senate

 Washington, D.C. (OnFocus) – Legislation introduced this week by United States Senators Cory Booker and Richard Blumenthal would establish a federal commission to oversee college athletics and grant student-athletes compensation rights.

 Known as the College Athletes Bill of Rights,  the legislation aims to set up a federal commission consisting of nine members appointed by the US president.

Each member would serve a five-year term and hire staff to resolve disputes, suggest changes to rules and investigate wrongdoing with the power to subpoena witnesses. The bill also allocates a 50-percent share of the profits to Division I student-athletes participating in revenue-producing sports, which, at most universities, include football, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball.

The bill’s introduction comes just one day after the US Supreme Court agreed to review two cases about compensation for student-athletes.

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]