May 6, 2008

Column: Setbacks not signs of things to come

When will it end?

The drama. The off-the-field problems. The arrests. The suspensions.

When will things finally settle down for Florida State?

These are the questions we're hearing over and over these days from beleaguered Seminoles fans. Still reeling from the embarrassing academic scandal that led to more than 20 suspensions in the Music City Bowl, a large percentage of the Florida State fan base hoped that this would be a quiet spring and summer for the program.

So far, it has been anything but. The big blow, of course, was the arrest last month of junior receiver Preston Parker.

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