Mike Krzyzewski Supports Fair Pay to Play Act: ‘We Need to Stay Current’



Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said he supports California’s Fair Pay to Play Act on Tuesday.

The Fair Pay to Play Act, signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 30, will allow college athletes in California to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness. California schools will not pay athletes under the new bill, but athletes will be allowed to hire agents and seek out business deals. 

“It is a sign of the times that we in college athletics must continually adapt, albeit in a sensible manner,” Krzyzewski said in a statement. “We need to stay current with what’s happening. I’m glad [the Fair Pay to Play Act] was passed because it pushes the envelope, it pushes the issue.

California is currently the only state to pass a bill allowing college athletes to profit off of their name, image and likeness. The bill will not go into effect until 2023. BY MICHAEL SHAPIRO

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