Winston didn’t violate FSU code
TALLAHASSEE, FL (TheSpread) – Jameis Winston got some good news this weekend, as the Florida State quarterback was ruled to have not violated the university conduct code.
Winston was facing the charge by Florida State following a number of instances over the past few years, most notably a sexual assault accusation from an incident back in December of 2012.
“The preponderance of the evidence has not shown that you are responsible for any of the charge violations of the Code,” Major Harding, a former Florida State Supreme Court Chief Justice who oversaw the case, said in a letter to the parties obtained by the Associated Press. “Namely, I find that the evidence before me is insufficient to satisfy the burden of proof.”
Winston and Florida State are preparing for the 2015 Rose Bowl, which is one of the college football playoff semifinals. The Seminoles will face Oregon in the semifinal game. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Florida State is the clear underdog against Oregon in the Rose Bowl, as the Seminoles are getting odds of +9.5 points vs. the Ducks. The over/under total for the game has been set at 72 points.
Winston is coming off a Heisman-winning campaign in the 2013 season and he is unbeaten in his two years as starting quarterback with Florida State. Winston has thrown for 3,559 yards and 24 touchdowns this season, but also has 17 interceptions. Last season, Winston threw for 4,057 yards with 40 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.