NCAA allows Florida State cheating letter
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The NCAA is allowing Florida State to release a version of its letter to the school on a disciplinary case resulting from an academic cheating scandal.
The school must first retype it and redact names.
The letter, which the school says could be released Wednesday, details the NCAA’s response to Florida State’s appeal of sanctions resulting from the scandal. The school would be stripped of wins in 10 sports, including football. That would seriously hurt Bobby Bowden’s bid to become college football’s all-time winningest coach.
State Attorney General Bill McCollum told the NCAA last week it must follow state law and allow the school to release the document. Media outlets, including The Associated Press, sued the school and NCAA on Monday to release it.