If the allegations surrounding the Fiesta Bowl are true, somebody has a lot of explaining to do.
The New York Times on Tuesday provided a detailed expose, making the case that (among other things) the bowl underwrote $1,200 in expenses at a strip club, paid $30,000 for the chief executive’s birthday party and reimbursed employees for political contributions to preferred candidates.
In response, the Fiesta Bowl fired Executive Director John Junker. At the same time, Bowl Championship Series leaders said they would review whether the Fiesta Bowl should remain affiliated with the BCS, setting off positioning for which bowl might take its place.
Read it all and draw your own conclusions.