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Bowden: NCAA penalty 'too stiff'

Updated: March 19, 2009, 11:34 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Florida State coach Bobby Bowden is supporting the university's appeal of an NCAA sanction stripping wins from Seminoles sports teams whose athletes were involved in an academic fraud scandal.

Under the NCAA penalties, 10 of the school's sports teams are being forced to vacate wins involving athletes who cheated -- including as many as 14 wins by the football team. The school accepted the loss of scholarships in 10 sports and the four-year probation term the NCAA announced March 6, but is ...

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