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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