Charleston Southern has 10 starters suspended vs. No. 3 FSU

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Charleston Southern has suspended 14 players, including 10 starters, for Saturday's game at No. 3 Florida State on Saturday for violating NCAA rules by using financial aid meant for books to purchase other items.

The suspensions among the starters include the top two running backs, four offensive linemen, and both safeties.

The school said Friday in a statement that a total of 32 players would serve one-game suspensions. None of the players was identified by the school. Charleston Southern said 16 players already have served suspensions over the first two games of the season and two more would serve a suspension later.

Charleston Southern, the seventh-ranked team in FCS, was not likely to challenge Florida State even with all its players.

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