The Illinois Senate has held up the bill that flew through the House, the bill that would allow collegiate athletes in the state to get paid for their name, likeness, has been halted in the Senate.
This bill would allow all collegiate athletes in the state of Illinois to get paid for using their name(behold the used car dealership commercials) but not directly from their college or university. I think there is a lot misconstrued in the bill, meaning that some people might think that they are receiving a paycheck on top of already being on a full scholarship. That is not true. All the bill would permit is to allow college athletes to profit off their name. If the bill were to make it through, Illinois would become the second state in the country with a bill of this style since California passed it earlier in the fall.