Bill would create commission to advocate for college players

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RALEIGH (AP) -- Some North Carolina lawmakers want to create a commission that would advocate for college athletes.

A bill filed Tuesday in the North Carolina Senate would create the Legislative Commission on the Fair Treatment of College Student-Athletes, which would "examine the needs and concerns" of athletes in the University of North Carolina system.

The bill is sponsored by three Republican Senators -- Warren Daniel of Burke County, and Dan Bishop and Jeff Tarte of Mecklenburg County.

The commission would study issues related to athletes' health insurance, injuries, unionization and profit-sharing for the use of their image.

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