MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 29: Governor Ron DeSantis gives a briefing regarding Hurricane Dorian to the media at National Hurricane Center on August 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Dorian is expected to become a Category 4 as it approaches Florida in the upcoming days. (Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images)



Florida could become the next state to allow college athletes to get paid. Gov. Ron DeSantis is backing a bipartisan bill that would allow student-athletes to sign endorsement deals or otherwise profit from their name and likeness.  Former Florida college stars like ex-FSU lineman Corey Simon have also expressed support for the bill. A similar bill was signed into law last month in California.  The NCAA, meanwhile, has argued that such laws could damage amateur athletics.