Lawmakers Demand Probe Of NCAA Bowl System

Law360, New York (April 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Upset over the way college football crowns its national champion, a trio of lawmakers has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to take a deeper look into whether college football's much-maligned Bowl Championship Series illegally restrains trade.

On Thursday, Reps. Neil Abercrombie, (D-Hawaii), Lynn Westmoreland, (R-Ga.,) and Mike Simpson, (R-Idaho) revealed their plea to the DOJ, voicing concerns that the bowl system constituted an illegal restriction of trade.

"Who elected these NCAA people? Who are they to decide who competes for the championship?" said Abercrombie at...
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