Nov 2, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) scrambles out of the pocket against the Miami Hurricanes during the first quarter at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State won't comment on Jameis Winston investigation

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On Wednesday, TMZ released a report attempting to connect Florida State Seminoles’ quarterback Jameis Winston to a sexual assault investigation from December of 2012.

The Seminoles would not discuss anything not related to football on Wednesday night.

They did, however, issue a statement.

“We are aware of a matter that was investigated by the Tallahassee Police Department almost a year ago,” tweeted ESPN’s Joe Schad. Because the investigation has not been closed by TPD, we cannot comment further at this time. We look forward to a speedy resolution of the issue. There is no change in Jameis Winston’s status. Coach Jimbo Fisher and Jameis will be answering questions about football only until there is a resolution.”

In fact, here is what the school sent out to their media, courtesy of Brendan Sonnone of the Orlando Sentinel.


An attorney for Winston has denied the allegation.

Winston and the Seminoles will host the Syracuse Orange Saturday at 3:30 pm EST.


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