Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Plans to Reinstate the Congressional Collegiate Sports Caucus

November 13, 2019
Press Release
Initial focus will be on issues of student-athlete compensation and NCAA eligibility decisions

  

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced he filed paperwork to reinstate the Congressional Collegiate Sports Caucus to serve as an informal forum for members dedicated to examining issues of student-athlete compensation, the integrity and fairness of college sports and NCAA eligibility decisions that may come before Congress. 

Congressman Cohen originally formed the first Congressional Collegiate Sports Caucus with former Texas Congressman Joe Barton in 2011. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

“The enjoyment of college sports is one of our nation’s most important pastimes and is a major component of taxpayer-supported public and private universities. But it’s clear the fairness and integrity of college sports is rapidly deteriorating. From the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s eligibility decisions, like the one currently compromising the future aspirations of student-athletes like James Wiseman at the University of Memphis and Chase Young at Ohio State, to financial compensation opportunities for athletes currently prohibited from profiting from their own success, to sex scandal coverups, Congressional review of collegiate sports is critically important.” 

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