I'll just quote this paragraph from the AP story: "The NCAA Board of Governors has taken the first step toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame. The board voted unanimously on Tuesday to clear the way for the amateur athletes to 'benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness.'"
It's not a done deal yet, but it appears that collegiate athletes will finally be able to profit from their celebrity status while maintaining athletic eligibility with the NCAA, as common sense would dictate. The biggest impact this would have on most football fans would be the long-awaited return of EA Sports' NCAA Football video game series. Fingers crossed.