NCAA loses appeal of Fla. State records release

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - 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.

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