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Why Is The FBI Probing NCAA College Basketball?

Will Hobson is an investigative sports reporter at the Washington Post who covers our country’s largest athletic institutions. He joins Ben Domenech on The Federalist Radio Hour.


Will Hobson, sports reporter for The Washington Post, has been following the FBI investigations of NCAA basketball. Hobson describes the college athlete ecosystem and how sports reporting has changed in the digital era.

“These payments that the government is calling ‘bribes’ –in any other industry it’s called a signing bonus or a referral fee,” he said. “It’s only an illicit bribe because the NCAA bars it and prohibits it.”

Later in the hour, Hobson and Domenech discuss the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal and the enabling of Larry Nassar.

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