June 27, 2019 | Professor Maureen Weston is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education article, “A California Bill Would Put College Athletes on a Collision Course With the NCAA — and Their Universities.” The article considers California Senate Bill 206, which would allow college athletes to hire agents and profit from their own likenesses.
Excerpt from “A California Bill Would Put College Athletes on a Collision Course”
Maureen Weston, a professor of law at Pepperdine University, noted that the bill raises questions of national uniformity and the dormant commerce clause — whether a state can permit what a private association forbids. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge already ruled on such an issue when he found the NCAA’s “show cause” penalty to be violating state law. In a paper on the case, Weston wrote that the ruling — which voided the organization’s “show-cause” provision — could “chip away at the NCAA’s enforcement power.”
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