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DeSantis Wants to Sue Over FSU Playoff Snub

By    |   Wednesday, 06 December 2023 12:28 PM EST

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to sue the College Football Playoff committee after its decision to exclude undefeated Florida State University.

Florida State, 13-0, became the first unbeaten Power Five conference team to not appear in the College Football Playoff. The committee selected Michigan, Texas, Washington, and Alabama.

"We're setting aside a million dollars for any litigation expenses that may become as a result of this really, really poor decision by the [College Football Playoff] to exclude an undefeated team who won a big Power Five conference championship," DeSantis said Tuesday.

DeSantis, a 2024 Republican presidential contender, said he is asking the state for $1 million to let FSU sue the committee even though the championship will be decided months before a budget is approved.

"My first-grader, my fifth-grader and my preschooler … they are all 'Noles and they are big-time fans and they do the tomahawk chop and they were not happy," DeSantis said, according to the Associated Press. "We are going to set aside $1 million and let the chips fall where they may."

DeSantis' recommendation is only a suggestion to the Florida Legislature, which will begin its annual session next month. Once the Legislature agrees on a spending plan, DeSantis will have power to veto individual items.

Solange Reyner

Solange Reyner is a writer and editor for Newsmax. She has more than 15 years in the journalism industry reporting and covering news, sports and politics.

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