“Tobacco has no place in sports, and the promotion of cigars at the Orange Bowl sends the wrong message to young fans,” the senators wrote in a letter. "[C]amacho Cigars’ sponsorship is at odds with the NCAA rules prohibiting tobacco use by student athletes and all game personnel in any form at practice and in competitions.”
There is no word yet on whether the NCAA wil consider the senators' request.
Earlier this year both senators also called on the Major League Basesball Players Association to join Commissioner Bud Selig in banning the use of all tobacco products on the field in their new player contract.
The players association ignored that request but opted to tighten rules on tobacco use, banning players from using it during TV interviews and requiring them to conceal use while in sight of fans.