College basketball coaches, players in Maryland conflicted about California’s Fair Pay to Play Act

Juan Dixon would have welcomed the chance to collect a few extra dollars when he starred at Maryland. But a couple decades later, eagerness has been replaced by reservation for the coach of the Coppin State men’s basketball program. Dixon was one of several men’s and women’s coaches at the Baltimore Basketball Media Day hosted by Coppin State who coolly entertained the notion of allowing student-athletes to profit while competing in college sports. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Sept. 30 that outlaws colleges and universities in the state from preventing their athletes from making money off ventures such as endorsements and autograph signings. (Balt. Sun)

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