Memphis Legislators Call for Investigations into NCAA

Amid upheaval over the eligibility case of University of Memphis basketball star James Wiseman, state Rep. G.A. Hardaway wants to open a legislative investigation into the relationship between the NCAA and higher education institutions and the connection between the association’s finances and amateur student-athletes. The Memphis Democrat said he has bipartisan support for bringing the university in for hearings about NCAA matters, the Daily Memphian reports. In addition, Republican U.S. Rep. David Kustoff says he is investigating the NCAA because of its “history of injustice” toward student-athletes. And Democrat U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen says he is seeking to revive the Congressional Collegiate Sports Caucus to provide an informal forum to look into student-athlete compensation issues.

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