- Aug 26, 2011
And you forgot the most important thing - taxes. The value of their stipends and scholarships are taxable, if employees.So the players are employees? If that's the case, they would be entitled to the same labor laws. Insurance, unemployment, etc... Therein lies the problem...
And yes, entertainers are allowed to make $$ off of their likeness .
It's a can of worms. Either way, rulings/legislation may decide that very shortly.