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How will California’s new ‘pay to play’ law change college athletics?

In this episode of Voices of Reason, host Amy Donaldson leads a discussion about a newly signed California law that allows college athletes to be paid for endorsement or sponsorship deals and how it could change the landscape of college sports. Former Utah football punter Tom Hackett, former Utah and NFL linebacker Stevenson “Sly” Sylvester, NFL agent Evan Brennan, who is based in California, and Deseret News in-depth journalist Ethan Bauer discuss the reasons for the change, why it’s a positive thing for some athletes, how it could adversely affect college athletics and individual athletes, and how it will continue to change the college sports landscape, especially college football.

Here is the story Ethan Bauer wrote for the Deseret News about a week before the law was signed by California’s governor.

About the author, Jasen

Jasen is a veteran journalist and broadcaster who began his career in radio. He’s worked in Milwaukee, Springfield, IL and Salt Lake City covering news, politics and sports. He is the co-creator of the Voices of Reason podcast along with Amy Donaldson where they promote civil dialogue and understanding between people of differing views. A Chicago native, Jasen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned a Masters of Professional Communication degree at Weber State University.

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