CFB: NCAA loses appeal of Fla. State records release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court has rejected the NCAA's appeal of a judge's order to release records on academic cheating at Florida State.
The justices Monday unanimously refused to hear the case.
The ruling follows an October decision that denied the NCAA's emergency motion that sought to block the release of records.
A judge had deemed the files were public records in a lawsuit filed by The Associated Press and other news media.
They were part of a disciplinary case against Florida State that resulted in knocking 12 victories off the record of former football coach Bobby Bowden as part of the school's penalty.
The NCAA stripped the school of wins in 10 sports. Their athletes cheated on an online music test.