A second Bowl Championship Series game has been accused of making illegal political contributions.
HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" will air a segment Tuesday night that details multiple contributions made by the Sugar Bowl to Louisiana's governor. HBO released a clip of an exchange between host Bernard Goldberg and attorney Bruce Bernstien, who represents the Football Bowl Association.
Such contributions are illegal under Internal Revenue Service rules for charitable organizations. Playoff PAC, a federal political committee dedicated to establishing a postseason championship for college football, has filed a complaint with the IRS based on HBO's report.
The Sugar Bowl received $6,843,539 in subsidies from Louisiana's state and local governments between 2007-10, according to public records.
The Fiesta Bowl is currently under investigation after it reportedly reimbursed its employees' political contributions.