Sen. Kelsey Introduces Bill Supporting Pay for Student Athletes - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 15, 2019
Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, introduced a resolution earlier this month that, if passed, would instruct Tennessee’s public universities to work with their athletic conferences to oppose the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s prohibition on compensation for student athletes, The Nashville Post reports. Kelsey is citing this weekend’s American Athletic Conference and Southeastern Conference basketball tournaments in the state as a reason for the call to pay student athletes. He said that "exploiting these athletes is a violation of their economic liberty and civil rights."