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Charleston Southern suspends 14 players vs. FSU


USA TODAY Sports
3:41 p.m. EDT September 9, 2016

Fourteen football players for Charleston Southern have been suspended for the school’s game against No. 3 Florida State on Saturday.

The punishments announced by the school Friday are part of NCAA violations involving 32 players in the program related to book purchases. Each player is serving a one-game suspension with the school staggering the penalties across multiple games. During Charleston Southern’s first two games,16 players serve their punishment. Two additional players will serve their suspensions at a later date.

The Buccaneers, ranked No. 7 in the Football Championship Subdivision coaches poll, lost to North Dakota State 24-17 in overtime on Aug. 27 and beat Kentucky State 57-7 last Saturday.

In a separate Facebook posts Thursday, Charleston Southern running back Ben Robinson and wide receiver Colton Korn said the suspensions are a result of players using book money on non-book supplies at the bookstore, which resulted in a violation of NCAA rules.

Robinson explained the…

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