Florida Governor DeSantis Backs "Fair Pay To Play" Bills


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced support for two bills, introduced by Rep. Chip LaMarca, R-Lighthouse Point, in the House and Rep. Debbie Mayfield, R-Rockledge, in the Senate, would allow students athletes to profit off of their image and likeness.

“I’m confident those issues can be addressed in a way that will maintain college athletics as really special thing but also provide the ability for our student athletes to be able to benefit just like anybody else would be able to benefit.” - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, per the Miami Herald

The NCAA does not currently allow student-athletes to profit in any way off their likeness.