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Infamous Non-Drug-Related Scandals
23Florida State "free shoes" scandal, 1993
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FSU earned itself the moniker "Free Shoes University" when, during its national championship year of 1993, nine players violated NCAA rules by allowing agents to bankroll a $6,000 shopping spree at a Foot Locker store. The school spent $400,000 in legal fees to investigate and clear Bobby Bowden's name.
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