OSU Football Coach Testifies in Favor of NIL Legislation in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Ohio State Football Coach Ryan Day spent Tuesday on the recruiting trail, but not for his own team.

Day testified Tuesday before an Ohio Senate subcommittee in favor of the proposal to allow NCAA student-athletes to profit from their name, image, and likeness.

Day says 30-percent of student-athletes at Ohio State do not receive athletic aid for their schooling, and student-athletes at all levels of play would benefit from the proposal.

The head coach says the benefits would not endanger their amateur status, and allow Ohio colleges and universities to compete with institutions in states that are enacting similar legislation, like "that state up north".

Day asked that lawmakers pass legislation by July 1st. The proposal did pass out of the subcommittee on a unanimous vote.

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