Charleston Southern visits Tallahassee on Saturday to take on the #3 Florida State Seminoles. The CSU Buccaneers were already facing an uphill battle on the road against one of the top teams in the nation, but now they’re going to do it without 30 or so of their players. According to a Facebook post from running back Ben Robinson, he and a bunch of his teammates have been suspended for spending book money at the campus book store on things that weren’t books. The non-book items that the players have been suspended for buying are “pencils, binders, and electronics.” (Via the Tallahassee Democrat)
I would assume it was the “electronics” that caused someone to call the NCAA about the players’ purchases in the bookstore, but I have no idea if that’s true. Suspending dozens of athletes for buying unapproved pencils and binders certainly sounds like one of the ridiculous things the NCAA is capable of doing.
Update: Here’s a lineman’s account of what happened: