CT lawmakers approve endorsement deals for college athletes

College athletes in Connecticut will be able to sign endorsement deals, just like coaches and pro athletes, under a bill that won final approval Tuesday night.
Currently, student athletes can lose their scholarships and spots on their team if they accept money for endorsements.
If Gov. Ned Lamont signs it, athletes could sign with an agent and start profiting off their name and image on Sept 1.
More than two dozen other states have passed similar laws or are considering them. Congress is also considering a College Athlete Bill of Rights.
The NCAA is forming its own endorsement policy, reportedly due out within the next few weeks.