Florida State Vows to Improve Conduct of Athletes

July 14, 2015

Florida State University President John Thrasher met with the football team Monday (at right) and urged players to pay more attention to their behavior off the field, CBS Sports reported. In a statement after the meeting, Thrasher said: "In light of recent off-field incidents, I reiterated to our players that they simply cannot put themselves in situations that reflect poor behavior or cause harm to others. They must remember that playing football for FSU is a privilege, not a right. The actions of a few have the capacity to do serious damage to the reputation of our entire university." Earlier this month two football players -- one subsequently dismissed from the team -- were charged in separate incidents with striking women, one in a bar and one outside a bar.

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