NCAA Must Release Documents On FSU Appeal Of Violations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The NCAA must release documents on Florida State's appeal of an academic cheating penalty unless it can get an appellate court to order a delay.

Circuit Judge John C. Cooper signed an order Friday ordering that the copies be turned over to The Associated Press and other media, which filed a public records lawsuit.

NCAA lawyers have said they planned to ask the 1st District Court of Appeal to block the release until it can rule on an appeal.

The documents focus on Florida State's appeal of a plan to strip coaches and athletes of wins in 10 sports. That includes football coach Bobby Bowden. It would dim Bowden's chances of surpassing Penn State's Joe Paterno for most wins by a major college coach.

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