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Bobby Bowden

Alabama and Florida State both found themselves in front of the NCAA Committee on Infractions this year. Neither school received major scholarship penalties or any postseason bans. Yet both are keeping their cases in the public eye with ill-advised appeals.

Both schools were guilty of significant violations. In Tallahassee dozens of student athletes committed academic fraud with the assistance of school (not athletic) officials. Those individuals were, thus technically ineligible and competed for the Seminoles in a variety of sports. The NCAA responded with minimal scholarship cuts and ordered forfeiture of all wins in which in the "ineligible...

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