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Florida State defends academic integrity following Times report of athlete favoritism

Florida State defends academic integrity following Times report of athlete favoritism

Florida State University defended the way it handled a former college football players’ classwork in response to a New York Times article that highlighted allegations of athlete favoritism and academic fraud at the school.

The Times chronicled a complaint by a former FSU teaching assistant who said she felt pressured to give special breaks to athletes in online hospitality courses on coffee, tea and wine, with some athletes on the Seminoles’ 2013 national championship team handing in plagiarized work and disregarding assignments before later asking for grades that...

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