In the lead up to the National Championship game and the Heisman Trophy vote, there was one thing that pundits across all spectrums of the media could not stop talking about. Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston was at the center of a rape investigation stemming from an alleged incident that took place on December 7, 2012.
In the end, Winston was exonerated of the state charges that he faced and he went on to win both the Heisman Trophy and the National Championship. But the rape case, seemingly solved since ESPN no longer cared about it, didn’t go away and some ramifications of it were felt on campus when two of Winston’s teammates were charged by the University with conduct violations.
Deadspin has released a report citing FSU sources they spoke with who state Jameis Winston was investigated by administrators but was not one of the two players charged.
The two teammates, Chris Casher and Ronald Darby, were recently charged with five violations of the university’s code of conduct, according to the source, who spoke with Deadspin on condition of anonymity because the university’s proceedings were confidential. Winston doesn’t currently face any conduct charges.
The reason this is a sticking point with some is not that Winston wasn’t charged by the University but that two players were but the case is cold. Deadspin also spoke with the accusers new attorney who basically shrugged her shoulders while saying ‘too little, too late’.
While Winston is still innocent in the court of law he never had to face, we can no longer say that nobody was charged in the rape case.