Starting July 1st Louisiana student-athletes will be able to receive compensation for the use of their name, image, and likeness. Jeff Palermo spoke with UL System President Jim Henderson about the new policy…
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Governor Edwards vetoes a second high-profile bill from the 2021 legislative session, legislation allowing 21 and older to conceal carry. Brooke Thorington has more on what this means for the possibility of a veto session
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Law enforcement arrests one of their own for multiple sexual abuse charges including rape and indecent behavior with children in Ascension, East Baton Rouge and Orleans parishes. State Police Seargent Scott Moreau says an extensive investigation led to the arrested of 51-year old David Harris of Prairieville
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Moreau says in February the US Department of Justice and State Police received a complaint of alleged sexual wrongdoings by Harris that involved multiple victims in several parishes.
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Moreau says Harris was booked in Ascension Parish for Aggravated Crimes Against Nature, and Indecent Behavior with Children under the age of 13. Moreau says upon release Harris faces more charges.
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LSP encourages potential victims to use the state police online anonymous reporting form.
Effective July 1st Louisiana student-athletes will be able to profit from the use of their name image and likeness without it impacting their status.
UL System President Jim Henderson says the change is long overdue and he’s thankful that the Legislature OK’d the new policy.
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Under UL System N.I.L. policy student-athletes must complete a five-hour yearly training course on the procedure for obtaining benefits such as sponsorships. One of those requirements is that the student-athlete must consult with the school before using the school’s branding in any advertisements or endorsements.
Henderson says had this new law been in place before. athletes like former Grambling star Shakyla Hill could have profited from becoming the first college basketball player to record two career quadruple-doubles…
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Henderson says it will likely take some time before student-athlete endorsements become normalized, especially with no national policy in place.
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Under the policy, compensation is not allowed to be provided in exchange for athletic performances or attendance at a specific college. Also, the school itself is not allowed to provide compensation outside of the usual scholarship.
LSU adopted its own set of N.I.L. policies that go into effect July 1st.
LSU has officially hired former Arizona coach Jay Johnson to be the school’s next baseball coach. Johnson led the Wildcats to a pair of college world series appearances in his six years at the school. Editor of the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Lou Pavlovich believes the Tigers made a great hire.
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Under Johnson’s watch, Arizona led the country in runs scored this past season and Pavlovich expects Johnson’s teams will put up a lot of runs in Baton Rouge.
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While Pavlovich thinks LSU would put plenty of points on the board, he thinks Johnson’s biggest challenge will be dealing with Tiger fans’ lofty expectations.
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Governor Edwards vetoed a bill today that would allow a person 21-and-older to carry a concealed firearm without a permit or training. The action comes on the heels of a controversial veto that would ban transgender women from competing in female sports. LA Politics.com Publisher Jeremy Alford believes the veto issued today increases the possibility of a veto session next month.
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Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says with the anti-transgender bill receiving bipartisan support and the permitless constitutional carry legislation passing by a large margin, the governor is rolling the political dice.
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Both chambers must agree to convene for a veto session, which would be held from July 20th to the 24th. Alford says the House appears to be in favor of a veto session with the House Speaker publicly lobbying for one, while Senate President Page Cortez has not expressed his desire. He says if the Governor vetoes another bill, we might have the state’s first veto session…
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Lawmakers will receive ballots in the mail during the first week of July to vote on holding a veto session.