Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher (left) walks past quarterback Jameis Winston (right) at a press conference after the 2014 BCS National Championship game against the Auburn Tigers at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State is under federal investigation for handling of Jameis Winston rape case

Leading up to the National Championship game this year, there was a lot of doubt about whether or not Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston would be charged with the rape of a fellow student or not. The investigation led nowhere and Winston was eventually exonerated of all guilt, but the case seemingly hasn’t gone away.

Earlier on Thursday, Deadspin reported that two of Winston’s teammates had been charged with conduct violations stemming from the incident and now the U.S. government is getting involved. According to USA Today, The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is looking into how the university handled the situation.

Per USA Today:

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has opened an investigation of Florida State University into whether its handling of the Jameis Winston rape allegations violated Title IX laws, a spokesman for the department confirmed to USA TODAY Sports Thursday.

This doesn’t mean anything will happen to Florida State, but it’s proof that there is still a lot of doubt about what happened and someone wants to get to the bottom of it. A lot of people had their doubts about how Florida State handled things and if there was nay wrongdoing done, it will likely come to light in the near future.

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