FSU responds to allegations of athlete favoritism

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
September 1, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- An article published Friday in the New York Times is generating a lot of buzz on social media, especially among Florida State football fans.

The article, titled Football Favoritism at FSU: The Price One Teacher Paid, claims that a teaching assistant at the university lost her job after filing a complaint in 2013 that she felt pressured to give special treatment to student-athletes.

The article goes into great detail about alleged academic favoritism for FSU football players.

FSU officials released the following statement in response to the allegations:

"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. After a thorough examination of the facts, no NCAA violations were found. The course was subsequently modified for other reasons."

We'll have more on this story coming up tonight at 6 on Eyewitness News.

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