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Former FSU player starts petition to rename football stadium

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Kendrick Scott, a former Florida State linebacker who played for the Seminoles from 1991-94, created a online petition to rename Bobby Bowden Field at Doak S. Campbell Stadium.

Campbell served as president of Florida State University during its transition from an all-female campus and was instrumental in getting the football stadium built, however, his pro-segregationist views are well documented.

Scott said in the petition that Campbell’s “non-inclusive views of blacks as a segregationist is divisive, therefore his name should be removed from a stadium that has been home to many black football players helping to build the school and the tradition to what it has become today: a national treasure.”

Instead, the stadium should be named after former quarterback Charlie Ward, the school’s first Heisman Trophy winner, Scott suggested.