Lawmakers Pass Bill of Rights for Student Athletes
Athletes at four high-profile collegiate sports programs in California would get medical and legal benefits under a bill now on the Governor's desk. The Student-Athletes Bill of Rights would require the universities to cover medical costs for low-income students who sustain injuries playing college sports.
National College Players Association president Ramogi Huma helped draft the law. He says it would also require that athletes get an academic scholarship if they lose their athletic scholarship due to injury.
"They're generating millions and millions of dollars of revenue, and it's all tax free," Huma said. "And the purpose of their tax exemption is to educate student athletes."
The legislation applies to the four college sports programs that make the most money: UC Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, and USC.