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California law will aid hurt athletes

Updated: September 28, 2012, 12:19 AM ET
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California will become the first state to mandate financial protections for student-athletes who suffer career-ending injuries in some of the state's top college sports programs under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing Thursday.

SB1525 protects athletes at the four universities that receive more than $10 million annually in sports media revenue -- the Pac-12's USC, UCLA, Cal and Stanford.

They will have to give academic scholarships to students who lose ...

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