Florida AG seeks docs from ACC related to FSU
Andrea Adelson, ESPN
- Senior WriterJan 4, 2024, 04:50 PM ET Close ACC press reporter.
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General Ashley Moody has sent a letter to the ACC requesting numerous documents associated with Florida State’s suit versus the conference, including the grant of rights agreement.In a declaration
Thursday, Moody stated she asked for, to name a few items: A performed copy of the multimedia agreement between the ACC and ESPN; a carried out copy of the 2014 amended multimedia arrangement; an executed copy of the ACC grant of rights arrangement; any other performed agreements with ESPN; and any other carried out contracts between the ACC and the Walt Disney Company.Editor’s Picks
“Among Florida’s top universities is dealing with the possibility of surrendering over half a billion dollars, and the ACC is declining to hand over the agreements at the center of this astronomical punitive damages,” Moody said in a statement. “They are unlawfully keeping these files locked away in North Carolina. Nevertheless, North Carolina and Florida state laws are clear that these agreements are public records and need to be handed over instantly. Today, I am doing something about it to make sure FSU and the general public have the ability to examine these arrangements.”
Florida State and the ACC released claims against each other 2 weeks ago over the grant of rights, which ties member schools to the ACC through 2036.
The ACC houses the grant of rights at the league office in Charlotte, where schools need to go to read the file.