A spokesman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called the NCAA's decision to move championship games out of the state because of plans to legalize sports betting "ludicrous and hypocritical."
The college athletic association said that it cannot host games in states where gambling is allowed. New Jersey plans to license sports betting as soon as Jan. 9.
"Think for a moment how silly it is what they've done. So the NCAA wants to penalize New Jersey for responsibly legalizing what occurs illegally everyday and in every state and often with the participation of organized crime," Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak told WCBS 880?s Marla Diamond.