Romney, Murphy Statement on Need for Bipartisan Action on NCAA Reform

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) on Tuesday released the following statement in response to the NCAA Working Group’s recognition that college athletes must be paid:

“The NCAA Board of Governors finally recognized that change is coming, and they need to adapt their rules to catch up with the times. We believe those rules must be changed to allow athletes to be compensated. The name, image and likeness approach has its own challenges that we must address, and we’ll be carefully reviewing the NCAA’s next steps and working on ways Congress can reform college sports,” said Romney and Murphy. “We need to correct the inequities between what college coaches and the institutions make versus what the athletes receive and protect college athletes’ health and educational opportunities.”