Jameis Winston cleared in FSU Code of Conduct case

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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, the preponderance of the evidence has not shown that you are responsible for ANY of the charged violations of the Code.”  Cornwell has confirmed that the quote comes from the ruling in Winston’s case.

The legal proceedings possibly will continue with a civil case seemingly inevitable.  But the absence of an adverse ruling against Winston removes plenty of the stigma that would have existed if Florida State had determined that Winston’s conduct violated university rules and policies.  Which in the NFL’s current environment makes it easier to justify drafting Winston.

51 responses to “Jameis Winston cleared in FSU Code of Conduct case

  1. Wow, an internal FSU investigation finds their Heisman Trophy winning QB innocent of misconduct? Who could have seen THAT coming? This is my shocked face; (O.O)

  2. Like FSU would have found him guilty of anything… That would have hurt them where they care… and that’s their bank account… That University has always turned a blind eye to player misconduct!

  3. I never expected anything less. The university and the police department have shamed themselves every step of the way with Winston.

    I expect a university to mold young people into contributing members of society. FSU has failed with Winston.

    Regardless of his guilt or innocence, he’s proved to be a poor representative of the university. The fact they continued to play him after so many incidents tells me that I should not entrust my children’s education to FSU.

  4. Only cuz he’s the “talented”, starting quarterback.
    No talent beyond football, probably still on his way to prison for something he’ll do along the way.

  5. Civil suits tend to be leverage for settlements [also known as extortion]. When the intended victim shows the will to fight back to the end, there is less likelihood of a suit proceeding to the verdict phase.

  6. If he was just a student, he would of been expelled ten times already. But he’s a Heisman winner, so of course he was cleared.

  7. He will fit in nicely in Pittsburgh. Big Ben won’t even have to groom him very much. He’s already ahead of the curve.

  8. I hope he is their at pick 3 for Oakland carr has been ok not bad but were are the big plays from him he never throws a pass over 15 yds always looking to the dump off guy …

  9. A school that has everything to lose if one of their football players was found to have done something inappropriate and they (shockingly) clear him of sexual assault. I, for one, am absolutely shocked – I thought for sure that the school would have stood up for the rights of the woman and not a football player (yes – I am being sarcastic as hell here). Who in their right mind would have thought that Florida State would have done the right thing? It’s all about football, baby!

  10. FSU has got a 40 year history of looking the other way with their athletes…

    basically they are saying most of the evidence indicates he didn’t violate the personal conduct policy of FSU…

    however all the other sexual assaults he did do that they didn’t find because there was no real investigation… well… whatever

  11. Did anyone expect anything different from this school? The only thing they care about winning. They could care less about what happened to that young girl.

  12. and Coach Jim Bob stands on the sidelines smiling—–Surprise, surprise, surprise.

    is there any depths a college or pro team will not sink themselves to in the glorious chase of winning/money?

  13. How surprising is this to anyone. Florida State has proven they have no class in dealing with this problem child. The NCAA is a joke in their creed.

  14. So the allegedly independent and impartial Florida State inquiry finds no impropriety (shocking!!!), and conveniently releases it’s findings at the end of the season, now they can conveniently wash their hands of him as he goes off to the NFL. Where was the NCAA conducting it’s own independent audit of this situation? I’m sure if this same scenario plays out at a lesser program the NCAA wouldn’t hesitate to drop the hammer and make an example to preserve their illusion of impartial, objective authority…

  15. Let me get this straight, your mad at FSU for not finding him guilty, but many of you probably cheered and applauded when the police got off in the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Gardner. Funny…get your priorities straight people.

  16. “Regardless of his guilt or innocence, he’s proved to be a poor representative of the university. The fact they continued to play him after so many incidents tells me that I should not entrust my children’s education to FSU.”

    Actually, he’s the perfect representative for a university that has put winning in football above all else. They have the perfect coach, too, in the emasculated Jimbo Fisher.

  17. He’s been investigated twice and not charged.

    His accuser has now had the opportunity to speak her piece in front of a retired Florida Supreme Court justice… and he was found to not have violated the university code of conduct.

    Enough’s enough. The accuser’s say so is simply not enough with which to condemn a person.

  18. Love the peanut gallery, crying bloody murder because they WANTED the hearing to yield something when we told you it never would; not because of some “conspiracy” but because there is no evidence that anything the accuser said occurred actually happened.

    They set themselves up either way, to cheer if they somehow found him guilty, and cry conspiracy because he’s the best QB in the nation on the best team in the nation if he wasn’t. HILARIOUS. Your tears fuel me.

  19. The alleged crime was never investigated properly by the authorities. No one was interview for 8 months, the accused’s lawyer was given a heads up, and the university/athletic dept was give improper information prior to the investigation. All per the investigation of the New York Times. How would anyone feel about their daughter/sister/friend being treated in this manner?
    No one knows if Jameis is guilty or not due to the bad, investigation. The young lady should sue the police dept and FSU for violating her civil rights. Jameis may not be guilty, but FSU and the police certainly are. The NYT article is a good read.

  20. ravensbob KEEP YOUR FREAKIN’ POLITICAL COMMENTS OUT OF SPORTS SITES! This isn’t Fox News! (And I’d tell Liberals to go back to MSNBC, except they don’t feel the need to push their whacko agendas as much as Obama haters!)…. By the way, nice game today Ravens! Geesh!

  21. For all of you posters thinking this was Florida State ‘s judge…. There was a panel of three judges to chose from. Each party tossed out one. This judge was a former judge on the Florida supreme court, NOT on the Florida State University supreme court.

  22. Hurricane Expert says:
    Dec 21, 2014 6:06 PM

    For all of you posters thinking this was Florida State ‘s judge…. There was a panel of three judges to chose from. Each party tossed out one. This judge was a former judge on the Florida supreme court, NOT on the Florida State University supreme court.

    —–

    They’ve already made their minds up, don’t keystrokes with facts.

  23. Don’t want to hear anymore about “massive off field issues.”

    THERE ARE NONE NOW.
    _________________________________

    Lol like they were going to do anything to him, keep thinking he’s innocent

    GAME ON.

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