Florida State Athletes Accused Of Cheating

Florida State has confirmed a cheating scandal within the athletic department.

School officials say two athletic department academic assistance
employees have resigned and 23 athletes were implicated in cheating
on tests given over the Internet. The athletes represent nine sports and 17 of the students are or have been on scholarship.

Officials could not identify the students and could not say which sports are involved because of federal confidentiality restrictions.

The students could face punishment from the university and NCAA
including loss of eligibility. The NCAA also could sanction the university.