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Seminole QB ticketed again

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State quarterback Chris Rix was ticketed again Tuesday for a parking violation, this time for leaving his vehicle in a spot reserved for patients at the school's regional rehabilitation center, university police said.

Rix was ticketed last week for parking in a handicapped-only spot and was fined $100. Tuesday's offense, which will cost Rix $20, was reported by a student who took several photos of Rix's vehicle, university officials said.

"We have no explanation," vice president for university relations Lee Hinkle said. "Ask Chris Rix."

Rix refused to comment about the latest incident after Tuesday's practice. University police said the player's vehicle was ticketed at 11:10 a.m., school officials confirmed.

Team officials imposed a punishment of extra running drills against Rix this week, in response to the handicapped-spot ticket he received after students called authorities when the player failed to heed their advice to remove the vehicle. More team-imposed penalties against Rix are possible, coach Bobby Bowden said Tuesday.

"He's not above the rules, and he apparently hasn't learned that yet," coach Bobby Bowden said. "Obviously running him every morning hasn't helped it sink in so we'll use a stronger method to get the point across."

Parking in the handicapped spot was a regrettable "mistake," Rix said Monday night, explaining that the handicap tag belonged to a family friend who be brought to the hospital. He parked in the handicap spot because he was late for class, he said.

Rix passed for a career-high 394 yards in the sixth-ranked Seminoles' 47-7 win over Colorado on Saturday. The redshirt junior from Santa Margarita, Calif. has a history of off-the-field problems, including sleeping through a final exam, being late to team meetings and poor class attendance.

Florida State (4-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) plays at Duke (2-2, 0-1) on Saturday.