A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is backing a bill that would allow college athletes to sign endorsement deals and get paid. Republican Senator Roger Chamberlain of Lino Lakes says college athletes are being exploited…

“At the heart and soul of this, the core of this, the foundation, is something all of you can understand, all of us can understand: if you work, you are entitled to get paid for your labor and your talent, that’s it–all other excuses, all other questions fall back to that thing.”

A recent AP poll showed two-thirds of Americans support allowing college players to earn from endorsements.