THE FOLLOWING IS THE COMPLETE E-MAIL SENT FROM FSU QB CHRISTIAN PONDER:
This message has been approved by Mary B. Coburn, Vice President for Student Affairs, for distribution to all students currently taking classes.
To: Classmates and Fans of Florida State University
From: Christian Ponder
Re: Sportsmanship at FSU Games
I, like many of you, grew up being a Florida State fan and the son of proud FSU Alumni. I have the privilege now of representing Florida State on the football field and that is something I take very seriously. I know you probably hear from your parents like I do from mine about how Seminole fans in the past had a well earned reputation for treating the visiting teams and more importantly their fans with respect and sportsmanship. I'm not sure that is always the case anymore.
Don't get me wrong, we all want Doak Campbell rocking for home games and the louder the cheering the better, but let's do it with class. Let's show respect for the visiting team and fans.
This is a team sport and you are an important part of that team. Let's work together to make this the best place in the nation to watch a game.