Frank Pallone, Jr.

Congressional committee wants answers in college basketball bribery scandal

Congressional committee wants answers in college basketball bribery scandal

Congress is getting involved in college basketball’s bribery scandal.

Two top members of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee have requested a briefing from the NCAA and companies allegedly involved in the sprawling case that has shaken the sport.

“The federal government’s investigation into sports companies and basketball coaches at numerous colleges across the nation is extremely troubling and puts into serious question the NCAA’s ability to oversee its own institutions,” Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) said in a joint statement Thursday.

“In addition to any criminal activities, these allegations raise concerns about the effects of...

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