End around: The Tipline for 6 August 2021

Football season is back. Apparently, that means it's also time for members of Congress to start demanding antitrust investigations of game-related outcomes they deem unfair. In 2019, a lawmaker proposed summoning the commissioner of the National Football League before the House of Representatives antitrust subcommittee to answer questions about a missed pass interference call. Now, a US Senator wants the Department of Justice’s antitrust division to get to the bottom of why the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma are changing football conferences.

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