Jan 12, 2021 3:22 PM

Decisions on name, image & likeness payments, transfer rule delayed

Posted Jan 12, 2021 3:22 PM

(AP) The NCAA has delayed votes on legislation that would permit college athletes to cash in on their popularity for the first time and to transfer to another school without having to sit out one year. The issues were expected to be the main storylines of this week’s NCAA annual convention. They were put on hold after the association received a warning from the Department of Justice about potential antitrust violations. Under the NCAA’s current proposal, schools could block athletes from entering sponsorship agreements that conflict with their schools’ deals. Athletes also would not be permitted to endorse products or companies such as alcohol or gambling that conflict with NCAA values.