August 20, 2009

Judge: NCAA records on Fla. St. cheating public: A top official at the NCAA said a court ruling Thursday that documents dealing with cheating at Florida State are public records sets a precedent that will "rip the heart out of the NCAA" and its efforts to ensure competition is fair and equal.

posted by jemikeos to general at 11:25 PM - 5 comments

Everytime I think I couldn't possibly hate the NCAA anymore, something else comes up. Yes, I can see how it would be problematic to secret investigations if people knew who the NCAA's sources were. Surely, the NCAA's investigations are right up there with national security issues that should be exempt from sunshine laws.

posted by bperk at 09:23 AM on August 21, 2009

Ah good 'ol Florida and its public access laws. There seems to be something in the Pensacola paper every day about someone wanting access to something. I don't see the Sunshine law as a good thing all the time and the NCAA taking winning games away is flat out wrong.

posted by Folkways at 10:38 AM on August 21, 2009

As a newspaper journalist, I have one answer: hahahahaha! The university's arguments are clearly without merit and Florida residents should be concerned about its actions.

posted by jjzucal at 12:20 PM on August 21, 2009

I don't see the Sunshine law as a good thing all the time ...

That's crazy. The natural order of things is for government to become corrupt. Sunlight is the ultimate disinfectant.

posted by rcade at 01:32 PM on August 21, 2009

Agree 100%, though the people under my armpits feel otherwise.

posted by yerfatma at 03:11 PM on August 21, 2009

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