The process of collegiate athletes being able to profit off of their name, image, and likeness is getting started this week.

Earlier in the year, a decision out of the state of California sent shockwaves across the country. It was the first time a state passed legislation allowing student-athletes the opportunity to earn money, and many other states quickly followed with similar legislation.

Since that time, the NCAA has recognized a need to work together with lawmakers to begin crafting some rules for student-athlete compensation. According to Matt Murschel with the Orlando Sentinel, the initial meeting between senators and NCAA President Mark Emmert to begin the discussion is set for this week.

That meeting will reportedly feature Sen. (R) Mitt Romney and Sen. (D) Chris Murphy to make it a bipartisan discussion:

It will be interesting to see what comes out of the discussion as the process gets rolling.