Legislation Requiring Public Universities to Pay Student Athletes Fails In Senate Committee

Legislation requiring public universities to pay student athletes in Division I sports up to $50,000 upon graduation failed in the Senate Education Committee last night on a 4-4-1 vote.  Those legislators voting for the measure included Senators Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown), Reggie Tate (D-Memphis), Charlotte Burks (D-Monterey), and Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City). If passed, the bill … Continued

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