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NCAA commission steps toward athlete pay

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The commission that promotes uniformity among state laws took another step toward crafting legislation allowing compensation for college athletes.

A study committee recommended Tuesday that the Uniform Law Commission form a drafting committee to write legislation for states to adopt governing athletes' ability to profit for use of their names, images and likenesses (NIL).

Committee chairman and Idaho attorney Dale G. Higer said the recommendation requires additional commission approval before the drafting committee is formed. Its first meeting would be set for this fall in a process that would last one to, more likely, two years.

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