Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is reportedly under investigation for sexual battery. The redshirt freshman is considered the frontrunner to win the Heisman Trophy, and is one of the key reasons why the Seminoles are in the national title mix this season.
Even though this story appeared on the radar on Wednesday, there is no change in Winston’s status, and he will play in Saturday’s game against Syracuse.
Although Winston is believed to be under investigation, there are a couple of important factors to note.
Winston has not been charged and was never questioned by the police about this incident.
Winston’s attorney indicated this investigation was previously closed.
The police description indicates the attacker is between 5'9 and 5'11 and 240 pounds. According to Florida State's roster, Winston is 6'4 and 228 pounds. Big difference.
Also, Florida State allowed Winston to speak the media on Wednesday night (about football matters only).
While that may not seem like a big deal, the program and coach Jimbo Fisher would not allow him to speak if there was concern about his status for the rest of the year.