Florida House Committees, Experts to Meet Monday for Workshop on College Student Athlete Rights

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — While the nation prepares for the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship game Monday evening, state House lawmakers will gather for a timely meeting on the equal treatment of all student athletes and compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness.

The Florida Legislature this session is considering a policy option that goes beyond grant-in-aid and other benefits allowed by the NCAA, a regulating authority over intercollegiate sports. To better understand the issue, Florida House lawmakers on the Commerce, Education and Judiciary Committees will host a joint meeting to hear from experts who have been involved in the high-profile national conversation about student athletes.

WHAT:

Joint Meeting of House Commerce, Education and Judiciary Committees

WHO:

●      Members of the House Commerce, Education and Judiciary Committees

●      Ramogi Huma, Executive Director, National College Players Association

●      Jon Solomon, Editorial Director of the Sports and Society Program at The Aspen Institute

●      Professor Gabe Feldman, Director of the Tulane Sports Law Program

WHEN:

January 13, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:

The Florida Capitol, 212 Knott Building (Webster Hall)

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