Florida State Rumors & News

  • FSU clears Jameis Winston in Code of Conduct case

    Pro Football Talk "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston didn’t face prosecution in the wake of sexual assault accusations made in 2012. He also will not face any discipline from Florida State. Winston’s lawyer, David Cornwell, has published via Twitter the conclusion of the in-house proceedings: “In sum,..." December 21

  • Michael Vick: Jameis Winston is 'future of the NFL'

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "When Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston does make it to the NFL, he will already have the support of Jets quarterback Michael Vick. Despite Winston's troubles away from the field, Vick believes Winston will be the league's next big star. "I think he's the future of the NFL," Vick said,..." December 21

  • FSU's Fisher on Winston's future: 'It would not shock me either way'

    The Score "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has a tough decision to make: stay another year in college or head for the NFL. What he decides won't come as a surprise to his coach, Jimbo Fisher. Fisher said Friday on ESPN's "Mike and Mike": Jameis loves college football, but I think he's going to..." December 20

  • Nation's No. 1 recruit Josh Sweat commits to Florida State

    CBSSports.com "The rich have once again gotten richer. Already the No. 2 team in the 247Sports team recruiting rankings for the Class of 2015, Florida State added another huge prize to its upcoming Signing Day haul when five-star defensive end Josh Sweat, the No. 1 overall recruit in the country, committed to..." December 10

  • Ohio State bumps TCU from CFP

    ESPN.com "Ohio State will join Alabama, Oregon and Florida State in the inaugural College Football Playoff. The No. 1 Crimson Tide will face the No. 4 Buckeyes in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and the second-seeded Ducks will face the third-seeded Seminoles in the Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual,..." December 08

  • Winston lawyer: 'We'll sue back if lawsuit is brought against Jameis'

    The Score "If the accuser in Jameis Winston's sexual assault case decides to file a civil lawsuit against him, Winston's lawyer will retaliate. Winston concluded hearings with his school this week, where he faces four potential violations of Florida State's code of conduct in relation to whether he..." December 06

  • Florida State RB Karlos Williams (concussion) out for ACC title game

    CBSSports.com "Florida State looks to win its third straight ACC Championship and clinch a spot in the College Football Playoff on Saturday night against Georgia Tech. Unfortunately the Seminoles will not have senior running back Karlos Williams in the lineup for the game, as he has not been cleared to play..." December 06

  • Winston denies rape allegations in statement

    ESPN.com "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston declined to answer questions about whether he sexually assaulted a woman two years ago, but the reigning Heisman Trophy winner did read a five-page statement during his two-day student conduct hearing that concluded on Wednesday. Winston, who is accused..." December 04

  • Winston's Teammates Do Not Testify At Conduct Code Hearing

    ESPN.com "Florida State football players Chris Casher and Ronald Darby refused to testify during a student conduct code hearing regarding allegations that reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston sexually assaulted an FSU student nearly two years ago, people familiar with the case said. Winston, who..." December 03

  • Winston's attorney: Accuser's side is 'executing their extortion plan'

    Fox Sports - College Football "Jameis Winston's Florida State code of conduct hearing began Tuesday in Tallahassee. Retired Florida Supreme Court justice Major Harding is tasked with determining whether Winston violated the school's student conduct policy during an alleged sexual assault in December 2012. If found guilty..." December 02

  • Consider the villain, or 24 hours at Florida State

    SB Nation "Florida State -- if you want to address them as a whole, collective personage -- knows. They know. They know you hate them, and their quarterback, and their fans, and their fans on Twitter, and their win streak, and their war chant. They know you hate how, a year after winning a national title..." November 26

  • Florida State's Jameis Winston should have been ejected for shoving official

    Fox Sports - College Football "Shameis on Jameis. Yes, I'm fully aware that the defending national champion, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback led No. 3 Florida State to another comeback win Saturday, pulling out a not-so-pretty 20-17 win over Boston College. What also wasn't pretty was what Jameis Winston did to an..." November 23

  • Florida State to honor shooting victims with ribbon helmet decals

    Fox Sports - College Football "Florida State will wear special ribbon decals on their helmets this Saturday to honors the victims of a shooting at the university library. A gunman on Thursday injured three people before officers fatally shot him. The school posted an image of the ribbon on Twitter with the hashtag..." November 22

  • ESPN student reporter makes atrocious Jameis Winston joke amid FSU shooting

    USA Today "University of Alabama student Marisa Martin, who is part of ESPN’s Campus Conection shared a series of tasteless tweets following news of a shooting at Florida State, joking about the safety of Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston. Three students were shot in the Florida State University..." November 20

  • Jameis Winston says some autographs are forgeries, source tells Post

    Palm Beach Post "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston identified scores of items bearing his signature as forgeries, a source told the Palm Beach Post. Winston sat down with FSU compliance officials one month ago to look at the memorabilia being sold online bearing his signature after ESPN reported that..." November 19

  • Sources: Winston items not validated

    ESPN.com "The autograph authentication company that has certified more than 1,000 jerseys, photos, mini helmets and other items as bearing the valid signature of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston received the items only after an initial authentication firm rejected the job because of concerns about..." November 18

  • Jameis Winston’s disciplinary hearing rescheduled (again) for Dec. 2

    College Football Talk "Jameis Winston‘s long-awaited Florida State disciplinary hearing is going to be just a little bit more, uh, awaited. Winston’s hearing as to whether or not he committed any Florida State code of conduct violations on the night of his alleged sexual assault, reported to campus police on Dec. 7,..." November 18

  • Florida State responds to allegation of preferential treatment

    College Football Talk "Florida State University wasn’t directly involved with recent allegations of a hit-and-run accident in October by two of the school’s star players, P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby. The Tallahassee Police Department dealt with the situation. However, what exactly transpired came under scrutiny..." November 16

  • The numbers love Miami's chances vs. Florida State. Can Canes seize opportunity?

    SB Nation "There's always a team that seems out of place. In 2011's F/+ rankings, 9-4 Florida State was 10th, 8-5 Notre Dame was 13th, and 7-6 Texas A&M was 15th. In 2012, 8-5 Oklahoma State ranked 13th, 7-6 Michigan State was 15th, and 8-6 Wisconsin was 16th. In 2013, 10-4 USC and 10-4 Arizona State were..." November 15

  • This Is How Tallahassee Police Protect Florida State Football Players

    Deadspin.com "On October 5th at 2:30 a.m., a car driven by Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams turned across oncoming traffic and was struck. Williams and his two passengers—which included Ronald Darnby, FSU's other starting cornerback—fled the scene on foot. They later returned but Williams, who was driving..." November 15

  • Report: FSU players in hit-and-run

    ESPN.com "Two Florida State players -- starting cornerbacks P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby -- were involved in a hit-and-run accident in October that resulted in two traffic tickets, the New York Times reported Friday. It is the latest in a series of incidents involving Florida State players and..." November 15

  • Henry, Class of '16 top QB, commits to FSU

    ESPN.com "With the race for the No. 1 recruiting class in 2015 still underway, Florida State took a significant step toward gathering the top-ranked 2016 group, as No. 1 quarterback Malik Henry announced his commitment to the Seminoles on ESPNU's "College Football Daily" on Thursday afternoon. "I felt..." November 14

  • FSU postpones Jameis Winston hearing until Dec. 1

    USA Today "Jameis Winston stands to remain eligible for the Seminoles through the national championship game after a Florida State investigative hearing into whether an alleged sexual assault involving the quarterback violated the student conduct code was delayed Wednesday until Dec. 1. A person involved..." November 13

  • Police no longer investigating FSU's Williams

    ESPN.com "The Tallahassee Police Department is no longer investigating an alleged domestic assault case involving Florida State running back Karlos Williams and considers the matter open/inactive at this time, according to an incident report released Wednesday. A department spokesman said the case won't..." November 13

  • Jameis Winston's lawyer seeks delay

    ESPN.com "The attorney for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has requested that FSU officials delay his upcoming student conduct code hearing, in which Winston potentially could face four violations for his involvement in an alleged sexual assault in December 2012. Winston's attorney, David..." November 08

  • FSU dismisses LB Ukeme Eligwe for violating team rules

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU LB Ukeme Eligwe has been dismissed from the team. Eligwe, a projected starter who has spent the majority of the season recovering from a Lisfranc injury he suffered in spring practice, was dismissed for violating team rules, according to coach Jimbo Fisher. Noles Digest, of the Fox..." November 08

  • Jameis Winston hearing scheduled for week of Nov. 17

    USA Today "A Florida State disciplinary hearing into whether an alleged rape involving quarterback Jameis Winston violated the student conduct code has been scheduled for the week of Nov. 17, according to an attorney for the woman who made the allegation in December 2012. "We have been advised by Florida..." November 04

  • Fisher: game plan won't change 'one bit' over Winston ankle injury

    CBSSports.com "Usually, an ankle injury (and noticeable limp) suffered by the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback of the defending national champions and No. 2 team in the country would be a little more scrutinized than it seems like Jameis Winston's -- suffered in the third quarter of his team's 42-31..." November 03

  • Emails Show That FSU Requested Police Investigation Of Karlos Williams

    Deadspin.com "It was an FSU official, general counsel Carolyn Egan, who forwarded a screenshot of a damning Facebook post to the cops, starting the ongoing domestic battery investigation involving running back Karlos Williams, according to emails released by Tallahassee police. The Facebook post appeared..." November 01

  • FSU counsel initiated cops contact

    ESPN.com "Florida State general counsel Carolyn Egan contacted Tallahassee police about social media posts that accused Seminoles running back Karlos Williams of physically assaulting his pregnant ex-girlfriend, according to emails released by police Thursday. According to a statement from Tallahassee..." October 31

  • Case against FSU defensive end Chris Casher dismissed

    ESPN.com "The lawsuit against Florida State defensive end Chris Casher that was opened by the attorney who defended him in his school code of conduct hearing has been voluntarily dismissed. A source told ESPN.com that Casher has paid restitution to attorney Adam Ellis, and the status of the case is now..." October 30

  • Florida State's Fisher: Williams will play Thursday

    SI - College Football "Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday that running back Karlos Williams will play Thursday against Louisville, according to Warchant.com of Rivals. The Tallahassee Police Department announced Monday that Williams was a suspect in an alleged domestic battery case that it was..." October 29

  • Jimbo Fisher's defense of Jameis Winston helped land four-star recruit

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Much has been made of the way Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has come to the defense of criticized and beleaguered star quarterback Jameis Winston. But there's one person who liked the way Fisher came to the aid of his top player, and that person is the newest Seminole commit. On Monday,..." October 28

  • Alleged victim's attorney asking TPD to drop Karlos Williams investigation

    Tallahassee Democrat "The attorney representing the alleged victim in a domestic battery case involving Florida State University running back Karlos Williams says he has requested the Tallahassee Police Department to drop its investigation. TPD sent out a news release Monday saying Williams, the Seminoles' leading..." October 28

  • Lawyer blasts authorities for connecting Karlos Williams to robbery

    College Football Talk "Yesterday it was reported that Karlos Williams is under investigation by the Tallahassee Police Department for an alleged domestic battery incident. Today, the Florida State running back has been connected to yet another legal allegation. A TPD spokesperson told ESPN.com that Williams had..." October 28

  • Cops Looking At 'Noles RB In Armed Robbery During Pot Deal Gone Bad

    Deadspin.com "Florida State running back Karlos Williams isn't just under investigation for alleged domestic battery. Cops are also looking into his alleged role in an armed robbery during a weed deal gone awry. According to a report from ESPN, an FSU student on June 23 was trying to purchase weed from three..." October 28

  • FSU RB Karlos Williams a suspect in alleged domestic battery case

    Yahoo! Sports "Florida State running back Karlos Williams is the subject of a domestic battery case currently being investigated by the Tallahassee Police Department, according to the department’s Facebook page and media reports. The Tallahassee Police Department is currently working an alleged domestic..." October 27

  • Retired judge to conduct FSU hearing

    ESPN.com "Retired Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding has been selected to serve as the independent observer who will conduct Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's upcoming student conduct code hearing, a source close to the situation confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday. Winston, the..." October 24

  • ACC explains controversial Notre Dame penalty in FSU game

    SB Nation "Based on the explanation of the rule, offensive pass interference appeared to be the correct call. Notre Dame scored a game-winning touchdown to knock off undefeated defending national champion Florida State, and then it didn't. An offensive pass interference penalty negated the score, and the..." October 20

  • Jameis Winston's attorney meets deadline for FSU conduct hearing

    ESPN.com "Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston is moving forward with an upcoming student judiciary hearing, in which he might be charged with as many as four violations of FSU's student conduct code for his conduct in an alleged sexual assault in December 2012, his attorney, David Cornwell,..." October 19

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    FSU AD: “...We have no information indicating he (Winston) accepted payment for items reported to bear his signature...”

  • Herschel Walker: No vote for Gurley, Winston

    ESPN.com "If he had to cast his Heisman Trophy ballot today, 1982 Heisman winner Herschel Walker said he would not vote for either Todd Gurley or Jameis Winston. The former Georgia running back appeared Thursday on ESPN's "Paul Finebaum Show" and said that Florida State's Winston, who won the award last..." October 18

  • Signed Winston items top 2,000

    ESPN.com "An in-depth search of the verification page on the James Spence Authentication website reveals the company has authenticated more than 2,000 signatures by Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, up from the more than 900 signatures that were found on the site's database earlier this..." October 17

  • Florida State gives way to 'Jameis State'

    USA Today "The embarrassment continues unabated at Florida State, a school that has put the need to win football games above all else, including an alleged rape, a Title IX violation and, pending an investigation, an NCAA rule that some schools still actually follow. The amazingly still-eligible Jameis..." October 17

  • Report: FSU has not contacted memorabilia company

    CBSSports.com "The number of Jameis Winston autographed items available through purchase at James Spence Authentication keeps growing. It was originally reported that the memorabilia dealer had over 900 signatures from the Heisman Trophy winner, but on Thursday ESPN.com reported that the number is over..." October 17

  • FSU linebacker Matthew Thomas cleared to play against Notre Dame

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU linebacker Matthew Thomas is set to play this weekend for the Seminoles against visiting Notre Dame. After missing the first six games due to an undisclosed issue, Thomas will be a big boost for an FSU defense that has grown thin due to injuries. “Also today, Matthew Thomas was cleared..." October 16

  • Bo knows rejection: Winston ignoring advice

    ESPN.com "Bo don't know what Jameis is thinking. In an interview Tuesday on "The Jim Rome Show," Bo Jackson lashed out at fellow Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, suggesting the star Florida State quarterback has ignored his advice even while his off-the-field incidents have escalated. "I really..." October 16

  • FSU's Chris Casher sued by attorney

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State defensive end Chris Casher has been sued by his attorney for not paying legal bills related to a Florida State University Student Conduct Code Board hearing in May. The redshirt sophomore agreed to pay Tallahassee-based attorney Adam Ellis $2,500 for Ellis' representation at the..." October 16

  • Fisher confident Winston didn't sign for pay

    ESPN.com "Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said the university has spoken with the company that has authenticated more than 950 items with Jameis Winston's signature and is confident Winston did not receive money in exchange for autographing memorabilia. On Monday, ESPN.com's Darren Rovell and Mark..." October 15

  • Las Vegas sportsbooks remove Notre Dame-FSU betting line

    CBSSports.com "The line for the Notre Dame-Florida State game Saturday night has been taken off the board by several Las Vegas sportsbooks. Uncertainty over the availability of Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston is the likely reason. The school is reportedly looking into whether Winston, last season's..." October 15