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Oklahoma House Committee Advances Bill To Pay Student Athletes

Posted at 8:55 PM, Feb 26, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOCO-TV) — An Oklahoma House committee is advancing a bill that would allow college athletes to be paid.

The Fair Pay to Play Act would allow athletes to sell autographs, monetize their YouTube channels or endorse products, according to KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City.

The bill now heads to the full House floor.

If passed and signed this session, officials say Oklahoma would be one of the first states in the country with this law.

In October, the NCAA announced plans to allow athletes to make money for use of their name, image and likeness.

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