Ill. Rep. Schakowsky backs College Athlete Bill of Rights

Rep Jan Schakowsky – Photo House.gov

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer
The chairwoman of the House Commerce Subcommittee is backing the College Athlete Bill of Rights crafted by a group of Democratic senators. Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky is announcing her support for the legislative framework put forth by fellow Democrats Corey Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut last month. The plan calls for college athletes to have the ability to earn money for their names, images and likenesses with “minimal restrictions,” and much more. The senators also want to ensure for the athletes long-term medical coverage and treatment, enforceable medical standards, academic freedom and revenue sharing agreements with the NCAA and college conferences.