Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is joining the “Fair Pay to Play” effort and is planning to introduce legislation to help college athletes.
Quoted as if he were speaking to the NCAA, Romney said, “We’re coming for you. We’re coming to help these young athletes in the future, and the athletes of today, make sure that they don’t have to sacrifice their time and sacrifice, in many cases, their bodies without being fairly compensated.”
Such rewards would not come from colleges and universities themselves, but from agencies that would pay them for autographs and endorsements, for example.
Romney was the only senator who attended a roundtable discussion this week about the subject on Capitol Hill, The News & Observer reported.