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Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill allowing college athletes to profit off their own name and likeness

More than a dozen states have passed similar legislation allowing college athletes to be paid for the use of their name, image or likeness as state lawmakers have called on the federal government to set national guidelines.

Purdue running back King Doerue runs the ball against the Texas Christian University defense during a NCAA football game on Sept. 14, 2019 at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette.

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