Up to 20 Florida State football players will be suspended from playing against Kentucky in the Dec. 31 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl, as well as the first three games of the 2008 season, for their roles in an alleged cheating scandal involving an Internet-based course, ESPN.com reports. The story goes on to say that other student athletes were implicated in the scandal, but I'm here to just talk about the football team and Bobby Bowden. There have been many diciplinary violations for FSU in recent years, wheather it be Geno Hayes being arrested after an altercation outside of a bar with a police officer or A.J. Nicholson being accused of rape, and no one seems to bat an eye anymore when something like this occurs. It's like they almost expect this to come from Florida State. I know they've had their problems in the past, the "Free Shoes University" and Peter Warrick and Laveranues Coles Dillard's incidents come to mind, but those were isolated incidents years apart. I blame this recent trend of acts on Bobby Bowden. I think he's lost control of the program and his players don't seem to have the same respect for him as they used to. I never thought I'd see the day where I wished Bobby would ride Renegade off into the sunset, but I believe the time is here. I want to see this once feared and proud football team regain it's former glory, and I don't think that can happen until someone else is manning the sidelines.
On a happier note, here's FSU's...biggest fans?