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This should be a simple decision to decide on, but considering how the government wants to keep all sorts of money to themselves it n surprise that you have to vote on an issue like college player making money off of their name.

On Tuesday, Ohio State heavy hitters took the Ohio Statehouse to testify in support of Senate Bill 187.

Senate Bill 187 passed the Senate last week and is now working its way through the House. On Tuesday, the House State and Local Government committee heard testimony from Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith, Buckeyes Head Football Coach Ryan Day, and former quarterback Cardale Jones.

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“To say that you can’t make money off of your name, image, and likeness right now but you can in these other states will put us at a major disadvantage,” he said.

Jones, who’s playing days at Ohio State are over, said it would have been helpful to make money while he was in school.

“I was fortunate enough to be on scholarship, but I can tell you this, scholarship did not always cover all expenses,” Jones said.

Despite the bill not helping him, Jones wants it to pass and help the Buckeyes that are in school now.

“I look at it as the NCAA is finally giving the student athletes a chance to capitalize on their self-worth,” he said.

The bill includes an emergency clause that will make it effective immediately once it is signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine. Lawmakers are still under a tight time frame with other states’ bills going into effect on July 1.

What do you think, should college athletes be paid?

OSU to make Decision on Senate Bill 187, Players Making Money Off their Name  was originally published on mycolumbuspower.com