March 04, 2020

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, Congressional Collegiate Sports Caucus to Host Briefing to Discuss Name, Image, and Likeness and Player Compensation

WASHINGTON DC — U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05), and members of the Collegiate Sports Caucus, will host a congressional briefing on March 11 to discuss name, image, and likeness (NIL) policy, issues of player compensation, and institution accountability.  

Lawson, who serves on the Caucus with Reps. Steve Cohen (TN-09), Mark Walker (NC-06), and Rodney Davis (IL-13), is a former college athlete and coach. In 2019, Rep. Lawson introduced the NCAA Act (H.R. 2036), which focuses on facilitating systematic changes to collegiate athletics. The Caucus was created to provide protections for amateur and professional athletes, and address concerns about the integrity and fairness of collegiate athletics.

Panelists to include former NFL player and author Robert Turner II, Ph.D., former All-American track & field athlete Tomika Ferguson, Ph.D., and former UFL player and author Maurice Clarett.


WHO: U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, Florida’s Fifth District

 U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, Tennessee’s Ninth District

 U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, Illinois’s Thirteenth District

 U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, North Carolina’s Sixth District

 Dr. Robert Turner II, Former NFL Offensive Lineman, Author

 Dr. Tomika Ferguson, Former University of Virginia All-American Track & Field Athlete

 Maurice Clarett, Former UFL Running Back, Author and Criminal Justice Reform Advocate


WHEN: March 11

12:30 – 2 p.m. 


WHERE: Longworth House Office Building

House Committee on Agriculture – Room 1302

15 Independence Ave SE

Washington, DC 20515