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FSU BOOSTERS OFFICER CHARGED WITH GRAND THEFT

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The comptroller of Florida State's athletic booster organization remained in jail Thursday, accused of misappropriating between $500,000 and $700,000. Sanford Lovingood turned himself in to the Leon County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday. He is charged with first-degree grand theft of over $100,000. Bond was $25,000. Lovingood, 64, told police he had been stealing money from Seminole Boosters since 2011 to pay for his own investments and personal expenses, the arrest affidavit said. Lovingood said he couldn't repay the money during his lifetime but thought he could do it by leaving the boosters property in his will. Boosters senior vice president Jerry Kutz said Lovingood, fired after his arrest, was a 35-year employee and his longtime friend. "Surprised is an understatement," Kutz said. Athletic director Stan Wilcox had no comment, a school spokesman said.

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MAYBE HE WAS JOKING

Tigers' Cabrera rejects playoff $$$

The Tigers' Miguel Cabrera has made more than $138 million playing baseball and has at least $262 million remaining on his contract, so really, what is a couple hundred thousand dollars to him. Still, some seem to think it's odd that the two-time American League MVP refused to sign the paperwork to get his postseason playoff bonus. Cabrera was sitting at his locker Wednesday when Max Scherzer came by with the papers. "I'm not signing anything," Cabrera told Scherzer. Teammate Victor Martinez looked quizzically. Scherzer tried to explain. Cabrera was adamant. Martinez and Cabrera continued the discussion in Spanish, with Cabrera finally saying, "I just want the ring." Scherzer shrugged and walked away. "Okay, more for us," he said.

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Seattle QB Russell Wilson, in a post for Derek Jeter's new athlete-run website, The Players' Tribune, in which he says he has recently launched the "Why Not You Foundation" to raise money for and awareness for "a number of worthy causes," starting with his "Pass the Peace" initiative to support victims of domestic violence

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