Should college athletes make money on their names?

Mar 16, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; A view of the NCAA logo and basketball before the game between the Virginia Cavaliers and the UMBC Retrievers in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Colleges and Universities across the country make millions of dollars each year on their athletic programs, using student-athletes who are given a free education, but little else beyond that. Part of a school's "brand" is using their athletes names and images for marketing campaigns which entice fans to want to attend games and buy swag.

But now the NCAA says it'll ponder allowing student-athletes to cash-in, somewhat, on their names, images, and likenesses. A final report on the study will come out this October.

You'll recall how a former University of Central Florida football player lost his scholarship for monetizing his YouTube Channel. Former Texas A&M player Johnny Manziel got in NCAA trouble for allegedly signing autographs for cash.

U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R), North Carolina says, "Signing an athletic scholarship with a school should not be a moratorium on your rights to your name, image, and self-worth."

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