thats what this article is saying, he personally cannot, but a coorperation with a copyright on his likeness can, and he can be the sole stock holder for that coorperation, and the benefits cant be paid directly to the cooperation, they have to sue for copyright infringement
This would be the loophole. If he had planned this, then I would expect it to cause some major issues. If it just happened as an honest mistake by the coorperation and Manziel went after it, then so be it. He isn’t exactly hurting for money (his parents are ridiculously loaded). I think its funny when people see AJ McCarron’s car and say “See! See! Alabama pays players!” haha McCarron is loaded and could afford a different car for each day of the week.