Congressman David Kustoff says he plans to investigate NCAA due to “improper conduct” amid Wiseman controversy

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Memphis’ James Wiseman (32) pauses between plays in an NCAA college basketball game against University of Illinois-Chicago Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – Mid-South Congressman David Kustoff said Tuesday he plans on investigating the NCAA for its “improper conduct.”

This comes on the heels of the NCAA ruling Memphis Tigers star James Wiseman ineligible. Wiseman was ruled ineligible after news came out that Penny Hardaway gave more than $11,000 to Wiseman’s family before the NBA star began coaching the Tigers.

The following statement was released by Rep. Kustoff:

Congressman David Kustoff (TN-08), announced he is investigating the NCAA due to their history of injustice towards college student athletes. This comes after the NCAA cleared Memphis basketball player James Wiseman to play, and then abruptly took that status back labeling him ineligible.

“The NCAA has a history of unfair practices and playing favorites, and it’s time they face up to their improper conduct. I look forward to investigating their actions and doing what I can to ensure greater transparency for all student-athletes,” said Rep. Kustoff. 

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