According to the Orlando Sentinel, four Florida State University football prospects who were kicked out of Downtown Disney for loitering last week and banned for life from Walt Disney World can now come back. The four recruits were Avis Commack, Vincent Williams, Nickolas Moody, and Nigel Carr.
Disney World announced Thursday that it has decided to reduce the sanctions against the four high-schoolers, whose banishment last weekend amplified a controversy about Disney's recent efforts to reduce teen loitering and sparked accusations of racial profiling. All four of the students are 17 years old and black. When the Orlando Sentinel obtained 46 Disney World trespass-warning documents from the past two weekends, all but one turned out to have been issued to black or Hispanic visitors.
Paul Griffin, the projected starting nose tackle for Florida State, was arrested this week for failing to appear at a violation-of-probation hearing stemming from a DUI last November, the Leon County State Attorney's office said. He was later released on bond. FSU's code of conduct states that athletes facing misdemeanor charges will be disciplined at the discretion of the coach, with Athletic Director Dave Hart's review.