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UF fumbles its handling of Antonio Callaway hearing

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When we learned Florida Gators’ star wide receiver Antonio Callaway was suspended indefinitely on March 11, that’s all we knew. No reason; no hint; nothing. The official word from the university was for “violation of the code of conduct.” We did not even know when he was suspended. Thanks to some legal strategy and an ESPN report, we now know when and why Callaway was officially sent away on January 27. He, along with former quarterback Treon Harris, are accused…

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Long-time prosecutor who investigated Jameis Winston is retiring

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The Florida prosecutor who investigated numerous state politicians and conducted a high-profile probe into rape allegations against Jameis Winston is ending his lengthy career. State Attorney Willie Meggs announced Monday that he would not seek re-election next year when his current term expires. The 72-year-old Meggs has been the lead prosecutor for six North Florida counties since 1985. “I kind of figured all along this would be my last term,” Meggs said. “I’m getting a little long in the tooth.…

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Dalvin Cook back in big picture for FSU

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It’s official. Florida State now knows which team photo to use for 2015. Dalvin Cook is back in the FSU picture in more ways than one. Earlier this month two team photos, one with Cook as well as a provisional without him, were taken in the event the legal system threw Cook and the Seminoles for a loss. Following his acquittal on Monday of misdemeanor battery charges, Cook returns to an FSU squad ranked tenth in national pre-season polls. While…

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The football team could become FSU’s other circus

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Florida State is well known for the FSU Flying High Circus. Students participating in the circus perfect their talents as an extra-curricular activity as do “student-athletes.” This fall, the circus may have some competition for drama and high-wire acts … from the football team. Ringmaster Jimbo Fisher will need to be at his best to keep all three rings of offense, defense and special teams focused on their performance. As fall practice prepares for the September 5 opener against the…

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Justice-2-Jesus’ Brian Pitts’ lawsuit calls for repealing every law passed this year because of Legislature’s premature exit

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When House Speaker Steve Crisafulli abruptly called on the Florida House of Representatives to depart Tallahassee three days before the regularly scheduled legislative session was scheduled to conclude in late April, he angered many Floridians, including Senate President Andy Gardiner. The division between the Florida House and Senate this spring prevented the Legislature from producing on time a budget as they are constitutionally charged to do by the end of the 60-day session. That lead to the creation of a…

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