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Nevada Planning Proposal To Allow Athlete Endorsement Deals

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada policymakers have announced plans to explore potential legislation that would follow California in allowing state university athletes to make money from endorsement deals.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Monday that the state Legislature does not meet again until February 2021.


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Democratic state Sen. Yvanna Cancela says a formal proposal has not yet been created and is still in the research process as she looks for "a proposal that fits Nevada."


Cancela says the California bill is forcing other states to figure out how to compete with its recruitment practices.


Officials say other states including South Carolina, New York and Florida are also considering similar legislation.

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The Mountain West Conference didn't respond to requests for comment.


A NCAA statement says laws from different states would not level the playing field.