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Noles Fight Back

March 17th, 2009 by flanews

Florida State University will appeal its punishment from the NCAA over a cheating scandal involving 61 athletes.

The NCAA is putting FSU on four years probation and cutting scholarships in ten sports. They also want to strip the Seminoles football team of 14 wins. The penalty would knock legendary coach Bobby Bowden out of the running for the winningest college football coach of all time. FSU President TK Wetherell said the schools appeal has nothing to do with Bowdens record, but said its not fair to hold the football coach accountable.

To hold coaches accountable for something they had nothing to do with, they didnt know anything about. To penalize teams two years later, when people have already graduated, and dont know that they were involved in that just isnt right, just flat isnt right, said Wetherell.

FSU plans to file the appeal by Saturday.

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