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The CFP Committee isn’t getting away lightly after their controversial selection of the 2024 CFP contenders. Everybody, from fans and players to popular figures and politicians, is doing what they can to bring justice to the Florida State Seminoles who deserved every chance of entering the playoffs with an unbeaten record. The State of Florida never lets down its citizens in distress. 

Per the latest report, the Sunshine State is about to get down to business with the CFP Committee. An antitrust investigation is being carried out by the state Attorney General in the light of excluding Mike Norvell’s FSU under a “controversial ruling.” See what propositions the CFP Committee received from the state. 

The State of Florida sues CFP Committee 

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Days after Florida State was rejected their deserving chance to participate in the CFP, “the State of Florida is officially suing the College Football Playoff Committee” as revealed in a recent Twitter post. Attorney General Ashley Moody stated, “We are launching an investigation to examine if the Committee was involved in any anticompetitive conduct, in its unprecedented decision (to exclude FSU).

The CFP Committee is hereby to produce all related communications for the selection grounds from that Sunday morning in one month. The AG office’s request included information about communications pertaining to “the availability of ‘key players and coaches’” during the selection, everything pertaining to collective and individual votes by the committee, transmissions with divisions and media, and more. 

Florida State snub rubs big names the wrong way

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Florida State became the first undefeated Power Five champion to not qualify for the CFP. In what many people say is an unfair judgment on the part of the CFP Committee, the 12-1 Alabama Crimson Tide was favored over the 13-0 ACC champion for the playoffs. This has sparked outrage not only from the AG office but also among other politicians and organizations. 

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis set a $1 million budget for FSU for a potential lawsuit. US Sen. Rick Scott requested transparency from the CFP Committee in their handling by asking for similar documents requested above. A briefing from the NCAA and selection committee was also requested by US Rep Gus Bilirakis.

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With such strict measures taken, the world might get to the bottom of this suspicious selection. The CFP has until December 26 to start answering to the State of Florida. The final deadline for information from the committee is fixed on January 11. 

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