New NY legislation allows student-athletes to make money off their likeness

There’s a new level of protection for student-athletes in New York. Gov. Hochul signed legislation to allow college student-athletes to get paid for their name, image and likeness.

Legislation specifically stops a college or athletic conference like the NCAA from upholding any rules to stop them from making money.

The legislation also mandates NCAA Division I programs provide student-athletes services to help them with degree completion, career development, financial and mental health and harassment training.