May 12, 2011
There are news reports out today that the BCS (the football Bowl Championship Series) has fined the Fiesta Bowl $1 million, but will allow the Fiesta Bowl to remain part of the BCS. The funds will be donated to charity.
Question: if the Fiesta Bowl is part of intercollegiate sports, how does the Fiesta Bowl come to have $1 million with which to pay the fine, especially after the Fiesta Bowl has already improperly spent a great deal of other money — for which they are being fined? How can this be defensible?