Rep. Kam Buckner explains why student athletes in Illinois should be allowed to sign endorsement deals: ‘This legislation gives a college athlete the same ability to have control and the opportunity to profit off of their image like anybody else can do’

Anna Davlantes

STATE COLLEGE, PA – DECEMBER 19: Isaiah Williams #1 of the Illinois Fighting Illini attempts a pass against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the first half at Beaver Stadium on December 19, 2020 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

State Rep. Kam Buckner (D-Chicago) joins Anna to talk about the bill he sponsored that will allow student athletes to to be justly compensated for the use of their name, likeness, image and voice. The bill passed through the house and senate in the Illinois General Assembly and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Pritzker.

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