April 16, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The NCAA infractions committee intends to uphold sanctions against Florida State that would take away wins in 10 sports, including as many as 14 by football coach Bobby Bowden.
After a lawsuit and intervention by Florida's attorney general, the NCAA allowed Florida State to release the committee's June 2 response to FSU's appeal of the NCAA punishment that would strip the school of the victories.
The committee said in its response that the conduct of Florida State staff members involved in the academic cheating scandal was reprehensible and said such harsh penalties are appropriate when the academic mission of the university has been compromised.
Bowden has 382 career wins - one fewer than Penn State's Joe Paterno, the major college leader.