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Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom Signs ‘Fair Pay to Play Act’

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the 'Fair Pay to Play Act' on Monday, allowing college athletes to make money on endorsements.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Defying the NCAA, California’s governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge.

Under the law, which takes effect in 2023, students at public and private universities in the state will be allowed to sign deals with sneaker companies, soft drink makers or other advertisers and profit from their images, names or likenesses, just like the pros.

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