The bill would give college athletes the right to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressman who played football at Ohio State has reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would give college athletes the right to earn money through endorsements and sponsorship deals.

Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, an Ohio Republican, and Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat from Missouri, on Monday co-sponsored the Student Athlete Level Playing Field Act.

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It would give college athletes the right to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness.

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It is the third bill related to such compensation in college sports to be introduced during this Congress.

But it’s the first with support from lawmakers in each party.

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