Florida State Rumors & News

  • 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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    Joe Schad @schadjoe

    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

  • Jameis Winston's attorney sends letter to FSU, says school not protecting QB's interests

    Orlando Sentinel "Jameis Winston's attorney sent a letter to FSU Tuesday arguing the school is failing to protect the quarterback’s interests. David Cornwell, Winston’s attorney, criticized Florida State’s Title IX investigation into a sexual assault allegation made against Winston. Cornwell called FSU’s..." October 14

  • FSU looks into Winston autographs

    ESPN.com "Even as Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says he believes quarterback Jameis Winston didn't sign autographs for money, a source tells ESPN that the university's athletic compliance department has begun to look into how so many Winston autographs were authenticated by a single company. ESPN has..." October 14

  • Jameis Winston expects to face Irish

    ESPN.com "Despite an upcoming disciplinary hearing, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and head coach Jimbo Fisher said they fully expect the redshirt sophomore to participate in next Saturday's game against No. 6 Notre Dame. "Of course," Winston said after the 38-20 win over Syracuse. As..." October 13

  • Jameis Winston's best legal move may be to drop out of Florida State

    SI - College Football "As new reports by The New York Times and Fox Sports portray Florida State as impeding investigations into the alleged misconduct conduct of Jameis Winston and other football players, the school has reportedly informed Winston that he will face a disciplinary hearing into allegations that he raped..." October 12

  • At Florida State, Football Clouds Justice

    New York Times "The 911 call could not have sounded more urgent: A man was beating a woman holding a baby outside their apartment as she tried to leave. “You just need to get someone out here right away because it is really bad,” the caller said, adding that the man was “punching” the mother and “grabbing the..." October 12

  • Documents: Police, FSU hampered Jameis Winston investigation

    Fox Sports - College Football "Florida State University officials and Tallahassee police took steps to both hide, and then hinder, the criminal investigation into a rape allegation against the school's Hesiman-trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston last fall, a FOX Sports investigation has found. The upshot: University..." October 11

  • Jameis Winston To Face FSU Hearing On 2012 Rape Charge

    ESPN.com "Florida State officials notified reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston on Friday that he will face a disciplinary hearing into charges about whether he sexually assaulted an FSU student in December 2012. In a letter sent to Winston and his attorney on Friday and obtained by ESPN, FSU..." October 11

  • Florida State outlines Jameis Winston response in letter

    USA Today "With Florida State under investigation by the federal government, the school released a letter to supporters explaining its response after quarterback Jameis Winston was accused of a December 2012 sexual assault. "We did not want you to confuse our silence with idleness, a lack of caring or, as..." October 10

  • Fisher denies he talked down Manuel in 2013

    ESPN.com "The Buffalo Bills can't blame Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher for overselling them on quarterback EJ Manuel, who was benched last week. Fisher was adamant throughout the pre-draft evaluation process that he didn't believe Manuel had the tools to be an NFL starter and he shouldn't be any better..." October 06

  • Rashad Greene suffers concussion

    ESPN.com "Florida State receiver Rashad Greene suffered a concussion against Wake Forest and was ruled out for the game. The senior, who leads the team in every significant receiving measure, played the entire first half but did not come out of the locker room with the team at the beginning of the second..." October 05

  • Manziel can relate to Jameis Winston

    ESPN.com "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston might be getting a call from someone who understands dealing with scrutiny after winning a Heisman -- Johnny Manziel. The Cleveland Browns quarterback said he planned to contact Winston, who missed the Clemson game two weeks ago after making..." October 04

  • $500K to $700K Stolen from FSU Boosters

    Tomahawk Nation "Official Release from Florida State University and Seminole Boosters, Inc. Oct. 1, 2014 Tallahassee, FL. — Seminole Boosters Chief Executive Officer and President Andy Miller announced today that Sanford Lovingood, comptroller at Seminole Boosters, has been terminated after allegedly..." October 02

  • N.C. State coach Dave Doeren apologizes to FSU coach Jimbo Fisher

    Yahoo! Sports "After accusing Florida State players of faking injuries over the weekend, N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren apologized to FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher Tuesday morning. Related Stories NC State coach apologizes for fake injury remarks The Associated Press Doeren issues apology to Fisher for..." September 30

  • DE Michael Barnett Flips Commitment from FSU to UGA

    Sic Em Dawgs "Four-star defensive end Michael Barnett has flipped his commitment from Florida State to Georgia. Barnett surprised everyone by flipping to the Bulldogs this morning. He then signed financial papers to attend UGA as a January enrollee at 10:30am at a ceremony at his high school. Barnett..." September 27

  • Florida State's Mario Edwards Jr. ruled out for N.C. State game

    NFL.com "There is good news and bad news for Florida State heading into its game Saturday against North Carolina State. The good news: Jameis Winston will return for the Seminoles after the star quarterback was suspended for last week's game vs. Clemson. On the other hand, they will be without..." September 26

  • Jameis Winston's lawyer claims alleged victim asked for $7 million

    SB Nation "Winston's lawyer told Florida State officials of the claim in a letter obtained by TMZ Sports. The ongoing saga involving Jameis Winston and his alleged December 2012 sexual assault shows no signs of a clean resolution any time soon. TMZ Sports reported Wednesday morning that Winston's lawyer,..." September 24

  • FSU DL Nile Lawrence-Stample out for season

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU’s Nile Lawrence-Stample will miss the remainder of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. The junior defensive tackle suffered the injury against Clemson, but played through the entirety of the game. “Nile is a tough son of a gun,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday. “…You can’t..." September 24

  • Tony Dungy wouldn't draft Jameis Winston

    USA Today "Count Tony Dungy among those disembarking from the Jameis Winston bandwagon following the Florida State quarterback’s most recent disciplinary infraction. During an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, the Super Bowl winning coach and current NBC analyst was asked whether he’d use a first-round..." September 23

  • Jameis Winston’s, FSU’s Bovada odds take precipitous drop

    College Football Talk "It was understood that, because of his one-game suspension, Jameis Winston‘s hopes of becoming just the second player ever to claim back-to-back Heismans had nearly been extinguished, Today, we have some unofficial data to back up that contention. And the contention that his team is no longer..." September 23

  • Scouts say Winston needs another year

    SI.com "When the news broke last week that Jameis Winston had been caught standing on a table and yelling a lewd obscene phrase in the Florida State student union, former Seminoles star Myron Rolle got a text message from Samari Rolle, his cousin and another former Florida State standout. “He needs to..." September 23

  • Fisher: 'Miscommunication' led to Winston dressing out

    CBSSports.com "Jimbo Fisher blamed a staff "miscommunication" for Jameis Winston dressing out in his uniform, pads and helmet during Florida State's warmups Saturday night. Despite being suspended late Friday night for the entirety of the Seminoles' game vs. Clemson, Winston was spotted by cameras going..." September 22

  • Jameis Winston will return as Florida State QB on Monday

    CBSSports.com "After sitting out Florida State's 23-17 overtime win against Clemson, Jameis Winston will return as Florida State's starting quarterback on Monday, Jimbo Fisher told reporters after the game. Winston was withheld from competition by the university after initially only receiving a half-game..." September 21

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    ProSportsDaily @PSDnews

    Rumor bubbling from campus that Jameis Winston has been expelled from school and played his last down as Seminoles QB. Stay tuned. #FSU

  • Jameis Winston to sit whole game

    ESPN.com "Florida State has suspended quarterback Jameis Winston for the entire game Saturday night against No. 22 Clemson, the school announced late Friday. Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner for the top-ranked Seminoles, originally had been suspended for just the first half against the..." September 20

  • Scout to Breer: Jameis Winston is a fraud

    NFL.com "It's not like these guys aren't trying. No one wants to land in the situation the Ravens or Panthers or Vikings, or even the Cardinals, found themselves in during this most embarrassing of NFL months. Beyond losing the player, or the brand damage, there's the matter of doing the right thing,..." September 19

  • FSU fans lash out at Jameis Winston 'snitches,' totally miss the point

    Fox Sports "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston reportedly screamed a vulgar sexual phrase on campus and was suspended by the school for the first half of the Seminoles' games against Clemson on Saturday. The incident apparently happened in the middle of the student union on campus, in front of many..." September 19

  • FSU QB Jameis Winston suspended for the first half against Clemson

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "Florida State has suspended starting quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half of Saturday's game against No. 22 Clemson a day after Winston shouted a sexually explicit phrase in the middle of the student union on Tuesday. Coach Jimbo Fisher, who was asked about the incident on the ACC..." September 17

  • Jameis Winston tweet about Clemson 'disrespectful,' says Tigers player

    SB Nation "Last season's game between Florida State and Clemson was one of the most highly hyped matchups in ACC history, pitting top-five undefeated conference foes against each other in Death Valley, the Tigers' hostile home environment. The game didn't exactly live up to that hype, as the Seminoles..." September 16

  • Four-Star Wide Receiver Recruit Chooses Soccer Over Football

    Deadspin.com "Drake Davis, a junior at Virginia's Fork Union, had the opportunity to be the next Julio Jones or Reggie Wayne at one of the several big-time college football programs that offered him a scholarship. Instead, he's decided to quit football and focus on soccer in hopes of maybe being the next Jozy..." September 12

  • Citadel suspends OL for FSU cut-block talk

    ESPN.com "The Citadel has indefinitely suspended guard Victor Hill, who in an online post Sunday wrote that the Bulldogs' offensive line was intentionally "going for the knees" in Saturday's game against No. 1 Florida State, which lost three defensive linemen to injury during its 37-12 win. In a release..." September 10

  • FSU starter Chris Casher eligible, LB Thomas suspended indefinitely

    CBSSports.com "Florida State announced two player-related status updates on Friday afternoon in advance of the Seminoles' home opener against The Citadel. Chris Casher missed the Oklahoma State game because of an academic matter. With a school review completed, he is now immediately eligible for competition...." September 06

  • Florida State continuing to investigate Jameis Winston

    CBSSports.com "Florida State is proceeding with a school investigation of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston related to the alleged rape of a fellow FSU student in 2012, an attorney for the woman told USA TODAY Sports. Florida State officials traveled to where the woman lives in early August to..." September 05

  • Bobby Bowden wants NCAA to give Joe Paterno's vacated wins back

    CBSSports.com "Legendary coach Bobby Bowden appeared on the David Glenn Show, in North Carolina, this week to promote his new book, The Wisdom of Faith, and chat a little college football. Bowden talked about his family and experiences in coaching, but also had some thoughts on the NCAA vacating wins. Florida..." September 05

  • WR Jesus Wilson returns for Florida State

    Tallahassee Democrat "Jesus "Bobo" Wilson is no longer suspended. After being benched for Florida State's season-opener against Oklahoma State, the sophomore wideout will be back on the field this Saturday as the Seminoles host The Citadel. "Bobo will be back in the mix this week," Fisher said Monday afternoon..." September 02

  • FSU LB Delvin Purifoy out for season with leg/ankle injury

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU LB Delvin Purifoy will miss the rest of the season with an ankle/leg injury. Purifoy, a true freshman, suffered a dislocated ankle and a broken tibia earlier this week, according to coach Jimbo Fisher. “He'll have to have surgery, very similar to what Jacobbi [McDaniel] did,” Fisher..." August 26

  • 2015 NFL Draft: Jameis Winston projected as No. 1 overall pick

    CBSSports.com "Like the swallows of Capistrano or spawning salmon returning to the rivers of their birth, hardcore football fans are instinctively drawn to mock drafts - even ones written before the season has even begun. Obviously there are going to be changes over the next nine months but after a few..." August 18

  • Noles WR Isaiah Jones academically ineligible for 2014 season

    CBSSports.com "Florida State sophomore wide receiver Isaiah Jones will not play during the 2014 season after being declared academically ineligible, Jimbo Fisher said Saturday, per the Associated Press. Fisher said Jones would remain enrolled at Florida State and will practice with the Seminoles throughout..." August 17

  • Seminoles land star running back recruit Johnny Frasier

    Tomahawk Nation "Florida State received great news Monday on the recruiting trail. The defending national champions snagged a verbal commitment from running back recruit Johnny Frasier. Frasier is a 5'11, 200-pound running back. He is widely considered one of the ten best running backs in the country and a..." August 12