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BCS National Championship Game

Florida State answers report alleging academic favoritism

Florida State University once again finds itself answering allegations of academic fraud involving its football program.

The New York Times on Friday reported that six players on the 2013 National Championship team received special treatment in online courses. The university said in an email to The Associated Press that an independent investigation found no wrongdoing.

"Florida State University retained a leading law firm with a highly experienced collegiate sports practice to conduct an independent investigation of the course in question," said university spokeswoman Amy Farnum-Patronis. "After a thorough examination of the facts, no NCAA violations were...

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