Kansas senator calls on DOJ to investigate role ESPN played in Texas, Oklahoma move to SEC

Senator Marshall is asking DOJ to investigate ‘anti-competitive or illegal behavior’ by ESPN in SEC dispute

Houston Keene | Fox News

A senator from Kansas called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the alleged role that ESPN may have played in the University of Texas’ (UT) and the University of Oklahoma’s (OU) decision to move from the Big 12 Conference to the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kansas, sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday raising concerns about ESPN’s role in UT’s and OU’s conference shift out of the Big 12.

Marshall noted that the schools were invited by the SEC to join after announcing that they “do not intend to renew their contract with the Big 12 conference,” and highlighted the “less apparent” allegations that ESPN “is encouraging and working to ensure this move occurs.”

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