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Monday, July 20, 2009

Fla. AG sides with public records law, not NCAA

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has taken steps to help protect the state's public records law in regards to NCAA records, WCTV reported. Because the records were released to Florida State University, they are considered public records, according to McCollum. However, both the university and NCAA are being sued by news organizations for withholding the files.

Florida's Attorney General wants to join the fight over the NCAA documents released to FSU.

As we reported Tuesday, Attorney General Bill McCollum filed a motion Tuesday that would allow the office to file an amicus brief with the circuit court.

The Attorney General's office says Florida State and the NCAA are part of a lawsuit against a number of news organizations over the release of public documents.

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