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Missouri Legislature Passes Bill that would let the State’s College Athletes Profit from their Stardom

The Missouri Legislature has passed a higher education bill that would let college athletes make money off their name, image, and likeness. That means they could profit from endorsement deals, for instance. O’Fallon State Representative Nick Shroer (sh-roe-err) says his provision would put Missouri back on a level playing field…

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Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Kansas City has offered a similar measure in Washington that would restrict sponsors involving alcohol, tobacco, controlled substances, adult entertainment, and gambling. Schroer says he does not think his provision has any of these limits. It heads to the governor for action.

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