1.Student athletes run the stairs inside Cal Memorial Stadium
2. Banner with picture of player hangs near stadium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Spencer Bowen, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley:
"In a nutshell what this bill says and other efforts like it aim to do is allow student athletes to profit off their likeness. What we might think about this as is like a professional athlete can sign an endorsement deal with a local restaurant or a company to use their likeness, you might say fame, but their notoriety, who they are, to benefit off that. Currently collegiate athletes are prohibited to do this because they are classified as amateurs by the NCAA."
4. Cal women's lacrosse team practice
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Spencer Bowen, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley:
"The NCAA argues against this proposal and has basically threatened that should this pass in the state of California, NCAA teams in the state of California which are numerous, big ones include Cal, UCLA, USC. Stanford, would be ineligible to compete in and NCAA championships."
6. Football goal posts inside stadium
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Sacramento - 11 September 2019
7. SOUNDBITE (English) State Sen. Nancy Skinner, (D) Berkeley:
"SB 206 will give our student athletes who go to college in California the same right that Olympic athletes have which is the right to their name image and likeness."
8. Wide shot of State Senate floor
9. SOUNDBITE (English) State Sen. Nancy Skinner, (D) Berkeley:
"We have had many legal opinions that the NCAA cannot retaliate against California, that to do so would be a violation of antitrust. We can and should pass SB 206."
"I always felt as though, even before I was in college, that college athletes should be paid. I mean they they put in the same sacrifice the NFL does. In some instance, they did do a little bit more, so why why not reimburse them for the work."
"At this point if we're talking about it, if anything, it's really more that we wish it was going on while we were there, that we were getting paid. But I wish for the best for those guys and hopefully it turns in their favor."
Athletes at California colleges could hire agents and sign endorsement deals under a bill the state Legislature sent to the governor this week.
It sets up a potential confrontation with the NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of powerhouse programs like USC, UCLA and Stanford.
Governor Gavin Newsom has not said whether he will sign the bill.
But the NCAA Board Of Governors is already urging him not to, warning that if he does California colleges and universities would eventually be banned from NCAA competitions because of an unfair recruiting advantage.
The state Assembly and Senate sent the bill to the governor without a dissenting vote.
Newsom has 30 days to either sign the bill, veto it or let it become law without his signature.
The NCAA believes the bill is unconstitutional and would consider challenging the bill in court if it becomes law.
But Democratic Senator Nancy Skinner, who authored the bill, called that a hollow threat.
The bill would allow student-athletes to hire agents and be paid for the use of their names, images or likenesses.
It would stop California universities and the NCAA from banning athletes that take the money.
But it would forbid athletes from signing endorsement deals that conflict with their school's existing contracts.
If it becomes law, it would take effect Jan. 1, 2023.
The NCAA is the top governing body for college sports.
Membership is voluntary.
Athletes can get valuable scholarships, but the NCAA has long banned paying athletes to preserve the academic missions of colleges and universities.
College sports have since morphed into a multibillion-dollar industry, igniting a debate over the fairness of not paying the industry's most visible labor force.
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