DeSantis Pledges One Million to Help Florida State Challenge Playoff Decision

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[Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America - Ron DeSantis, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=139870337]

Tuesday, Florida State University will be able to sue the College Football Playoff committee over its recent decision to exclude the unbeaten Seminoles from the playoffs, according to a state spending proposal in which Republican Governor Ron DeSantis requests $1 million.

DeSantis spent time lamenting the turndown, despite the fact that the championship will be determined months prior to budget approval.

“My first-grader, my fifth-grader and my preschooler … they are all ‘Noles, and they are big-time fans, and they do the tomahawk chop, and they were not happy. We are going to set aside $1 million and let the chips fall where they may.” DeSantis said.

The Legislature will convene for its annual session the following month; DeSantis’s recommendation is merely a suggestion. DeSantis will have the authority to veto specific items of an approved spending plan by the Legislature.

A $114.4 billion budget is what DeSantis is advocating.

A news conference was conducted at a charter school located on Marco Island in southwest Florida, deviating from the customary practice of announcing the budget at the state Capitol.

[READ MORE: DeSantis Blasts Playoff Committee After Undefeated Florida State Turned Down for Big Games]

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