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Duke's Mike Krzyzewski 'glad' 'Fair Pay to Play Act' passed: 'We need to stay current with what's happening'
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Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski expressed his support for California’s “Fair Pay for Play Act” during a news conference at ACC media day on Tuesday.
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Krzyzewski, one of the most prominent supporters when it comes to the state’s new law, said the bill raises a lot of challenging questions but college sports can no longer avoid the issue.
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“We need to look at that, as a whole issue, not just this one thing for image and likeness,” Krzyzewski said. “What's best for these kids? We need to stay current with what's happening.”
He added: “I'm glad it was passed because it pushes the envelope a little, it pushes the issue. But I don't want to answer just for that. I'd like to see, 'OK, let's take a look at all the things that need to be done. Will we do them? How can we do them?'