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Florida’s Federal Lawmakers Are Going After the College Football Playoff

Dec 8, 2023

The College Football Playoff (CFP) has now caught the ire of multiple federal lawmakers from Florida over its omission of Florida State.

On Sunday, the CFP awarded its fourth spot to Alabama instead of FSU despite the Seminoles’ undefeated record and conference title.

On Thursday, Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) followed suit and asked the CFP Selection Committee to schedule a briefing with his office to explain. Bilirakis sent the request as chair of the House Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee, which he noted has jurisdiction over “commercial practices, including sports-related matters.”

“When there are millions of dollars hanging in the balance, and with many of these funds slated to support publicly funded schools, there must be more transparency in the process when deciding who is in and who is out,” Bilirakis said in a statement.

Source: Front Office Sports

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