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Mr. Nauright said there is a good chance the leagues eventually would have cleaned up on their own, thanks to pressure from fans who want to know that the game and its records are legitimate.

For now, he said, Congress is likely to take a wait-and-see approach.

“I think if Congress perceives that the leagues are taking action, I think they will back off. The pressure point will be to continue to say we’re watching you and if we feel you’ve gone off the rails we’ll come after you,” he said.