Bipartisan Bill Aims To Protect NCAA Athletes06:56
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NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks at the organization's annual convention, in Grapevine, Texas in January 2013. (LM Otero/AP)
NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks at the organization's annual convention, in Grapevine, Texas in January 2013. (LM Otero/AP)

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the organization that regulates college sports, is taking some heat from members of Congress.

The House is considering legislation, called the NCAA Accountability Act, that would require member colleges to guarantee that players' multi-year scholarships aren't dropped if they get injured.

The measure would also require that students athletes have a way to appeal violations before punishments are given out.

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This segment aired on August 5, 2013.

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