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Posted by Shannon Mazourek at 11:51AM

Ellen Staurowsky, professor of sport management and media
A controversial proposal to give schools more freedom to let corporate sponsors use student-athletes for commercial purposes has again sparked debate on compensation for NCAA athletes. Staurowsky says they already have a difficult time understanding their rights, and her survey of compliance officers indicates that officials often mislead student-athletes about the forms they are asked to sign. “Many said that it really doesn't have anything to do with eligibility, apart from the fact that (compliance officers say) in order to be eligible athletes must sign that form,” Staurowsky said. “That's a very interesting way of explaining things.”

Outlet: The Birmingham News
Publication Date: April 10, 2011
Headline: “Athletes as Salesmen: Proposal Allows Companies to Use Player Images and Schools Profit

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