TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court refused to hear the NCAAs appeal that documents related to an academic fraud case are not public record.
The NCAA has contended it is not subject to Floridas public records law.The public records case started back in 2009 when several media outlets filed a lawsuit to obtain a document related to Florida States academic fraud case. The NCAA denied access to its correspondence with Florida State, citing that the document was only available through a secure Web site and therefore not public
However, because the document was a communication with a state agency, a judge found it was subject to Florida public records law.
The NCAA must also pay the legal fees of the media outlets, the Supreme Court ruled.