Please enter your comment! From the Apopka Police DepartmentCome to Chili’s on April 9th and 10th and Tip-a-Cop.Officers from the Apopka Police Department will meet and greet customers, help take and deliver drink and food orders and interact with restaurant guests at an event they are calling Tip-a-Cop. Proceeds will go to Special Olympics Florida, which offers year-round sports opportunities to athletes with intellectual disabilities.The Tip-a-Cop events will be from 11AM-2PM and then again at 5PM-8PM on both dates. For information, contact Sgt. Steve Harmon 407/703-1771 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSApopka Police DepartmentChili’sTip-a-Cop Previous articleThe best news of the weekNext articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Customers are encouraged to “tip the cop” for their service with a tax-deductible donation, 100% of which will go to the Special Olympics program. This donation is in addition to the customary tip left for the restaurant’s server. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Special Olympics relies on fundraisers for the many services it provides for more than four million athletes, according to the organization’s website.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act (SB 206) into law on Monday. Beginning in 2023, it will allow collegiate athletes in the state of California to seek endorsement money outside their respective universities without losing amateur status.It has already become a divisive topic, with the NCAA, Pac-12 Conference and several California institutions publicly expressing their dissent to the law. Conversely, several high-profile athletes have praised the move while blasting the NCAA for its long-held — and oft-criticized — amateur model. DeCOURCY: Gov. Newsom’s posturing won’t budge NCAA timeline on NIL issuesThose athletes include San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, among others.Here are some of the reactions from current and former athletes on the new California law:Richard Sherman: “I hope it destroys the NCAA”Sherman, who has been outspoken in his criticism of the NCAA, pulled no punches on the potential implications of SB 206. From the San Jose Mercury News:”I hope it destroys the NCAA because I think it’s corrupt and it’s a bunch of people taking advantage of kids and doing it under a mask of fair play.”It’s going to cripple the NCAA in a way where they start to bend, make it more fair and more of a symbiotic relationship between players and the NCAA, or it’s going to destroy them in general and start a whole new way of college athletics in general, and I can respect that, too.”Draymond Green: “Someone needs to force this dictatorship to change”Green was quick to thank Gov. Newsom for passing the bill, saying in a tweet it would protect athletes and bring more equality to a multi-billion dollar industry.Thank you to California Governor @GavinNewsom for his leadership signing the bill protecting college athletes and bringing more equality to the multi billion dollar industry. Cc: @KingJames #MoreThanAnAthlete— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) September 30, 2019Green also addressed SB 206 at the Warriors’ media day on Monday, calling the NCAA a dictatorship that needed to be forced to change its model.”That’s exciting. We spent so much time in college broke, with no money. Yet everybody else was living very well, universities making a ton of money off your likeness. It is the most bankrupt model. …”It’s backwards. Someone needs to force this dictatorship to change. Because that’s exactly what it is. It’s no different than any country that’s ran by dictators. The NCAA is a dictatorship.”LeBron James: SB 206 will “change the lives for countless athletes”James actually hosted Gov. Newsom on “The Shop: Uninterrupted” as the latter signed SB 206 into law, saying the platform was created for moments such as these.I’m so incredibly proud to share this moment with all of you. @gavinnewsom came to The Shop to do something that will change the lives for countless athletes who deserve it! @uninterrupted hosted the formal signing for SB 206 allowing college athletes to responsibly get paid. pic.twitter.com/NZQGg6PY9d— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 30, 2019You can see James’ and Newsom’s full discussion on the bill below: “It’s going to change college sports for the better by having the interest of the athletes on par with the interest of the institutions.”Full conversation with @KingJames, @mavcarter, @ed_obannon, @katelyn_ohashi, @dianataurasi, and @richpaul4 as @GavinNewsom signs #SB206. pic.twitter.com/aIVA2b4bUq— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) September 30, 2019Ed O’Bannon: “These AD’s and league commissioners are hilarious to me”O’Bannon, the lead plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit O’Bannon v. NCAA, reacted more to administrator and league responses to SB 206 than the law itself.Some of these AD’s and league commissioners are hilarious to me, like the sky is going to fall now that athletes will potentially get paid while in college, off their own likeness no less. Weird— Ed O’Bannon (@Ed_OBannon) September 30, 2019The former UCLA Bruins star, of course, is referring to the NCAA and Pac-12, among others, issuing statements after SB 206 was signed into law.Reggie Miller: “Everyone should have a hand in the cookie jar”Miller, a former star at UCLA and 18-year NBA veteran, said SB 206 would remove the “the power, manipulation these universities, athletic directors, coaches have had.”This would be me if I was standing in front of Gavin Newsom after the signing of the SB 206… Gone is the power, manipulation these universities, athletic directors, coaches have had… Everyone should have a hand in the cookie jar… You’ve finally been HEARD Ed O’Bannon… pic.twitter.com/e9EJ8aAYEy— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) September 30, 2019