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Federal lawmakers take NCAA's broken system into their own hands

The NCAA, which purportedly exists to protect the interests of college athletes, may be in for a fight to keep up that facade.

On Thursday, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) revealed the framework for a proposed a college athletes’ bill of rights that would finally get athletes a share of the revenues they produce, enforceable health, safety and wellness standards, and other benefits.

The cause isn’t new to Booker: He’s been talking about NCAA reforms for a while, and he also has first-hand knowledge of why the system needs an overhaul — he was a 6-foot-4 tight end at Stanford after a standout career in high school.