Paying players: Wisconsin says ‘No’

October 4, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


WATCH, COMING UP IN A COUPLE
MINUTES. PATRICK: NOW TO A GAME-CHANGER
FOR COLLEGE ATHLETICS. CALIFORNIA’S GOVERNOR SIGNED A
NEW LAW TODAY THAT FOR THE FIRST
TIME WILL ALLOW STUDENT-ATHLETES
TO PROFIT OFF THEIR NAME AND
IMAGE. 12 NEWS’ MATT SMITH IS LIVE ON
THE MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS. MATT, THIS COULD HAVE AN IMPACT
NATIONWIDE. MATT: PATRICK THE FALLOUT IS
, BEING WATCHED CLOSELY TONIGHT. ALREAD TODAY, THE BADGERS
SENDING A STRONG MESSAGE. AS COLLEGE CAMPUSES KNOW, THIS
COULD BE A PIVOTAL MOMENT FOR
ITS ATHLETES. REACTION MOVED QUICKLY. IT IS A COMPLICATED ISSUE.>>IF MY TUITION IS NOT BEING
USED TO PAY THEM, THEY CAN DO
WHATEVER THEY WANT. THEY ARE ATHLETES. THEY BRING IN A LOT OF MONEY. MATT
I WOULD NOT SCHEDULE — I
WOULD NOT SCHEDULE ANYONE FROM
CALIFORNIA RIGHT NOW. IF THEY HAVE DIFFERENT RULES
THAN WE DO. MATT: THE NCAA SAYS IT IS
CONSIDERING ITS NEXT MOVE, BUT
EARLIER THIS YEAR, THREATENED
SEVERE CONSEQUENCES FOR
UNIVERSITIES. THERE ARE NOT GOING TO BE
THAT MANY ATHLETES WHO HAVE THAT
HIGH OF A VALU BUT IT
THREATENS TO DISRUPT THE ENTIRE
SYSTEM. MATT: HE IS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
OF THE NATIONAL SPORTS LAW
INSTITUTE. THERE NEEDS TO BE A
NATIONALLY UNIFORM SET O RULES
THAT WOULD APPLY IN A WORKABLE
SET. WHAT CALIFORNIA IS LOOKING TO DO
IS PUSH THE NCAA IN THE
DIRECTION OF THE TEAM
STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN SOME
MONEY. ADRIENNE: I WILL USE THAT —
PATRICK: I WILL USE THAT AS THE
JUMPING OFF POINT. WELL THEY FORCED THE NCAA TO
CHANGE? MATT THAT IS THE BIG QUESTION. OR WHETHER THE NCAA WILL USE
THIS TO ISSUE A STRONG WARNING
TO OTHER STATES. CALIFORNIA’S LAW DOES NOT GO IN
EFFECT UNTIL 2023. IN THE MEANTIME, SEVERAL OTHER
STATES HAVE ALREADY INTRODUCED
SIMILAR LEGISLATION. PATRICK: W