Florida State Rumors & News

  • Four-star QB Kai Locksley switches commitment from FSU to Texas

    SI - College Football "Four-star quarterback recruit Kai Locksley switched his commitment from Florida State to Texas on Monday night. Locksley announced the news on Twitter. Locksley had been committed to the Seminoles since July. Two other quarterback recruits, De'Andre Johnson and Deondre Francois, were also..." February 03

  • Jimbo Fisher contract extension with Florida State details

    Tomahawk Nation "The coach will now be taking home $5M annually. Florida State released the details of Jimbo Fisher's recent contract extension. Fisher is 58-11 as head coach of the Florida State Seminoles, winning four division titles, three ACC titles and a National Championship. He is 13-2 against rivals..." January 29

  • Jameis Winston accuser goes public

    ESPN.com "The woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexually assaulting her in December 2012 has spoken publicly for the first time about the case. In a new documentary film, Erica Kinsman came forward publicly with her specifics about the alleged sexual attack by Winston and..." January 26

  • Just like Paterno, Bobby Bowden wants his wins back, too.

    Orlando Sentinel "After the NCAA's unthinkable decision to restore Joe Paterno's 111 victories that were rightfully stripped away during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, Bobby Bowden says he'd like to have his 12 vacated victories back as well. "I'm all for Joe getting his hundred wins back and me..." January 20

  • Sources: FSU's Eddie Goldman to declare for NFL draft

    Yahoo! Sports "Florida State defensive tackle Eddie Goldman will forego his final season of eligibility and enter the 2015 NFL draft, according to multiple sources familiar with the underclassman's thinking. Goldman, a junior, is widely considered to be a first-round selection in the upcoming draft." January 13

  • Darnell Dockett tries to recruit Braxton Miller to Florida State

    Larry Brown Sports "Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett played his college ball at Florida State and wants nothing but the best for his alma mater. Sometimes he even acts as an unofficial recruiting coordinator. Like the rest of the sports world, Dockett learned Wednesday that Seminoles quarterback..." January 08

  • FSU president defends school's response to rape allegations

    CBSSports.com "Florida State president John Thrasher issued a statement defending his school after a civil suit was filed against the university by a former student who alleged she was sexually assualted by quarterback Jameis Winston. The suit claims the school violated her civil rights by failing to comply..." January 07

  • Jameis Winston's accuser files federal lawsuit against FSU

    Orlando Sentinel "The woman who accused Jameis Winston of rape has filed a federal civil lawsuit against FSU trustees, arguing the university violated her Title IX rights by refusing to properly investigate the incident. Winston’s accuser demanded a trial by jury and in damages from Florida State University for..." January 07

  • Dad: Winston draft decision to be after finale

    ESPN.com "Jameis Winston won't announce a decision on whether he'll enter the NFL draft until after the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T, his father said Tuesday. Antonor Winston said the timetable for an announcement will be sometime after Monday, which means at least..." January 06

  • Florida State's Mario Edwards, Jr. plans to enter NFL Draft, per report

    Tomahawk Nation "Florida State defensive end Mario Edwards, Jr. plans to enter the NFL Draft, according to ESPN's Joe Schad. Edwards, Jr. was one of the top recruits in the country in the class of 2012 and has been an excellent defender for the Seminoles for the last two years. The 6'2.5, 277-pound Edwards..." January 06

  • Florida State player says players' cars were keyed, tires slashed

    CBSSports.com "After 29 consecutive victories and a national championship, would Florida State fans really be so angry over their team's College Football Playoff elimination Thursday that they would take out their frustrations on the players' cars? According to the Twitter account of Seminole freshman..." January 03

  • Report: Florida State Told It’s On List Of Schools Ohio State QB Braxton Miller’s Interested In Transferring To

    College Spun "Braxton Miller has one year of collegiate eligibility remaining, but it remains unclear where – and, if – that eligibility will be used. The quarterback has graduated from Ohio State, so he can transfer to another school and play immediately in 2015, if he wants. And due to the Buckeyes’..." January 01

  • Oregon center Hroniss Grasu will 'be ready to play' in Rose Bowl against Florida State

    Oregonian "Hroniss Grasu's injury recovery is on the "fast track" and he will play in Thursday's College Football Playoff semifinal against No. 3 Florida State, Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost said Tuesday, a key development for a Ducks line down their All-American center since early..." December 30

  • Jameis Winston: 'I'm a good guy'

    ESPN.com "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston said he wants to show he's a "good guy" and wants to prove the public perception of him is untrue. "People always can bring up old things but now I'm doing what I do," Winston said. "I'm a loving person -- I'm loving my teammates. I'm dependable. I'm..." December 29

  • Florida State leading rusher Dalvin Cook named in police records release

    CBSSports.com "The Tallahassee Police Department released over 300 reports on Christmas Eve in response to a public records request, all of which involved a current or former Florida State University athletes. According to a press release from the TDP, authorities did not include documents from an open case..." December 27

  • Police release 300 reports on FSU athletes after ESPN request

    SB Nation "Star Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was named as an associate in an aggravated assault case from July 17, 2014 that is still being investigated by Tallahassee police. The Tallahassee police released a statement that Cook is an associate, but has no further updates at this time. This..." December 24

  • Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher receives contract extension through 2022

    Fox Sports "Florida State has signed head coach Jimbo Fisher to a new eight-year contract that runs through the 2022 season and will make Fisher one of the highest-paid college-football coaches in the country. A source told FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman that the contract averages $5.5 million per season, which..." December 23

  • Accuser's attorney blasts FSU hearing: 'The fix was in'

    CBSSports.com "An attorney for the woman who has accused Jameis Winston of sexual assault blasted the Florida State code of conduct hearing concerning her allegations, calling it "biased" and a "sham." Retired Florida Supreme Curt Justice Major Harding decided in a ruling made public Sunday that Winston had..." December 23

  • Winston defines 'consent' at hearing

    ESPN.com "According to a transcript obtained Monday by ESPN, Jameis Winston did answer questions from the retired judge overseeing the Florida State quarterback's student code of conduct hearing for an alleged sexual assault in 2012. After initially declining to answer questions from retired Florida..." December 23

  • Florida State Sent A Recruit “75 Reasons” Explaining Why He Should Play For The Seminoles

    College Spun "It would appear that whoever works in Florida State’s recruiting department has been very busy coming up with more than a few selling points on why high school players should be considering suiting up for the Seminoles. Monday, four-star offensive guard prospect Jalen Merrick tweeted out a photo..." December 22

  • FSU clears Jameis Winston in Code of Conduct case

    Pro Football Talk "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston didn’t face prosecution in the wake of sexual assault accusations made in 2012. He also will not face any discipline from Florida State. Winston’s lawyer, David Cornwell, has published via Twitter the conclusion of the in-house proceedings: “In sum,..." December 22

  • Michael Vick: Jameis Winston is 'future of the NFL'

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "When Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston does make it to the NFL, he will already have the support of Jets quarterback Michael Vick. Despite Winston's troubles away from the field, Vick believes Winston will be the league's next big star. "I think he's the future of the NFL," Vick said,..." December 21

  • FSU's Fisher on Winston's future: 'It would not shock me either way'

    The Score "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has a tough decision to make: stay another year in college or head for the NFL. What he decides won't come as a surprise to his coach, Jimbo Fisher. Fisher said Friday on ESPN's "Mike and Mike": Jameis loves college football, but I think he's going to..." December 20

  • Nation's No. 1 recruit Josh Sweat commits to Florida State

    CBSSports.com "The rich have once again gotten richer. Already the No. 2 team in the 247Sports team recruiting rankings for the Class of 2015, Florida State added another huge prize to its upcoming Signing Day haul when five-star defensive end Josh Sweat, the No. 1 overall recruit in the country, committed to..." December 10

  • Ohio State bumps TCU from CFP

    ESPN.com "Ohio State will join Alabama, Oregon and Florida State in the inaugural College Football Playoff. The No. 1 Crimson Tide will face the No. 4 Buckeyes in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and the second-seeded Ducks will face the third-seeded Seminoles in the Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual,..." December 08

  • Winston lawyer: 'We'll sue back if lawsuit is brought against Jameis'

    The Score "If the accuser in Jameis Winston's sexual assault case decides to file a civil lawsuit against him, Winston's lawyer will retaliate. Winston concluded hearings with his school this week, where he faces four potential violations of Florida State's code of conduct in relation to whether he..." December 06

  • Florida State RB Karlos Williams (concussion) out for ACC title game

    CBSSports.com "Florida State looks to win its third straight ACC Championship and clinch a spot in the College Football Playoff on Saturday night against Georgia Tech. Unfortunately the Seminoles will not have senior running back Karlos Williams in the lineup for the game, as he has not been cleared to play..." December 06

  • Winston denies rape allegations in statement

    ESPN.com "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston declined to answer questions about whether he sexually assaulted a woman two years ago, but the reigning Heisman Trophy winner did read a five-page statement during his two-day student conduct hearing that concluded on Wednesday. Winston, who is accused..." December 04

  • Winston's Teammates Do Not Testify At Conduct Code Hearing

    ESPN.com "Florida State football players Chris Casher and Ronald Darby refused to testify during a student conduct code hearing regarding allegations that reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston sexually assaulted an FSU student nearly two years ago, people familiar with the case said. Winston, who..." December 03

  • Winston's attorney: Accuser's side is 'executing their extortion plan'

    Fox Sports - College Football "Jameis Winston's Florida State code of conduct hearing began Tuesday in Tallahassee. Retired Florida Supreme Court justice Major Harding is tasked with determining whether Winston violated the school's student conduct policy during an alleged sexual assault in December 2012. If found guilty..." December 02

  • Consider the villain, or 24 hours at Florida State

    SB Nation "Florida State -- if you want to address them as a whole, collective personage -- knows. They know. They know you hate them, and their quarterback, and their fans, and their fans on Twitter, and their win streak, and their war chant. They know you hate how, a year after winning a national title..." November 26

  • Florida State's Jameis Winston should have been ejected for shoving official

    Fox Sports - College Football "Shameis on Jameis. Yes, I'm fully aware that the defending national champion, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback led No. 3 Florida State to another comeback win Saturday, pulling out a not-so-pretty 20-17 win over Boston College. What also wasn't pretty was what Jameis Winston did to an..." November 23

  • Florida State to honor shooting victims with ribbon helmet decals

    Fox Sports - College Football "Florida State will wear special ribbon decals on their helmets this Saturday to honors the victims of a shooting at the university library. A gunman on Thursday injured three people before officers fatally shot him. The school posted an image of the ribbon on Twitter with the hashtag..." November 22

  • ESPN student reporter makes atrocious Jameis Winston joke amid FSU shooting

    USA Today "University of Alabama student Marisa Martin, who is part of ESPN’s Campus Conection shared a series of tasteless tweets following news of a shooting at Florida State, joking about the safety of Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston. Three students were shot in the Florida State University..." November 20

  • Jameis Winston says some autographs are forgeries, source tells Post

    Palm Beach Post "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston identified scores of items bearing his signature as forgeries, a source told the Palm Beach Post. Winston sat down with FSU compliance officials one month ago to look at the memorabilia being sold online bearing his signature after ESPN reported that..." November 19

  • Sources: Winston items not validated

    ESPN.com "The autograph authentication company that has certified more than 1,000 jerseys, photos, mini helmets and other items as bearing the valid signature of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston received the items only after an initial authentication firm rejected the job because of concerns about..." November 18

  • Jameis Winston’s disciplinary hearing rescheduled (again) for Dec. 2

    College Football Talk "Jameis Winston‘s long-awaited Florida State disciplinary hearing is going to be just a little bit more, uh, awaited. Winston’s hearing as to whether or not he committed any Florida State code of conduct violations on the night of his alleged sexual assault, reported to campus police on Dec. 7,..." November 18

  • Florida State responds to allegation of preferential treatment

    College Football Talk "Florida State University wasn’t directly involved with recent allegations of a hit-and-run accident in October by two of the school’s star players, P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby. The Tallahassee Police Department dealt with the situation. However, what exactly transpired came under scrutiny..." November 16

  • The numbers love Miami's chances vs. Florida State. Can Canes seize opportunity?

    SB Nation "There's always a team that seems out of place. In 2011's F/+ rankings, 9-4 Florida State was 10th, 8-5 Notre Dame was 13th, and 7-6 Texas A&M was 15th. In 2012, 8-5 Oklahoma State ranked 13th, 7-6 Michigan State was 15th, and 8-6 Wisconsin was 16th. In 2013, 10-4 USC and 10-4 Arizona State were..." November 15

  • This Is How Tallahassee Police Protect Florida State Football Players

    Deadspin.com "On October 5th at 2:30 a.m., a car driven by Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams turned across oncoming traffic and was struck. Williams and his two passengers—which included Ronald Darnby, FSU's other starting cornerback—fled the scene on foot. They later returned but Williams, who was driving..." November 15

  • Report: FSU players in hit-and-run

    ESPN.com "Two Florida State players -- starting cornerbacks P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby -- were involved in a hit-and-run accident in October that resulted in two traffic tickets, the New York Times reported Friday. It is the latest in a series of incidents involving Florida State players and..." November 15

  • Henry, Class of '16 top QB, commits to FSU

    ESPN.com "With the race for the No. 1 recruiting class in 2015 still underway, Florida State took a significant step toward gathering the top-ranked 2016 group, as No. 1 quarterback Malik Henry announced his commitment to the Seminoles on ESPNU's "College Football Daily" on Thursday afternoon. "I felt..." November 14

  • FSU postpones Jameis Winston hearing until Dec. 1

    USA Today "Jameis Winston stands to remain eligible for the Seminoles through the national championship game after a Florida State investigative hearing into whether an alleged sexual assault involving the quarterback violated the student conduct code was delayed Wednesday until Dec. 1. A person involved..." November 13

  • Police no longer investigating FSU's Williams

    ESPN.com "The Tallahassee Police Department is no longer investigating an alleged domestic assault case involving Florida State running back Karlos Williams and considers the matter open/inactive at this time, according to an incident report released Wednesday. A department spokesman said the case won't..." November 13

  • Jameis Winston's lawyer seeks delay

    ESPN.com "The attorney for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has requested that FSU officials delay his upcoming student conduct code hearing, in which Winston potentially could face four violations for his involvement in an alleged sexual assault in December 2012. Winston's attorney, David..." November 08

  • FSU dismisses LB Ukeme Eligwe for violating team rules

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU LB Ukeme Eligwe has been dismissed from the team. Eligwe, a projected starter who has spent the majority of the season recovering from a Lisfranc injury he suffered in spring practice, was dismissed for violating team rules, according to coach Jimbo Fisher. Noles Digest, of the Fox..." November 08

  • Jameis Winston hearing scheduled for week of Nov. 17

    USA Today "A Florida State disciplinary hearing into whether an alleged rape involving quarterback Jameis Winston violated the student conduct code has been scheduled for the week of Nov. 17, according to an attorney for the woman who made the allegation in December 2012. "We have been advised by Florida..." November 04

  • Fisher: game plan won't change 'one bit' over Winston ankle injury

    CBSSports.com "Usually, an ankle injury (and noticeable limp) suffered by the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback of the defending national champions and No. 2 team in the country would be a little more scrutinized than it seems like Jameis Winston's -- suffered in the third quarter of his team's 42-31..." November 03

  • Emails Show That FSU Requested Police Investigation Of Karlos Williams

    Deadspin.com "It was an FSU official, general counsel Carolyn Egan, who forwarded a screenshot of a damning Facebook post to the cops, starting the ongoing domestic battery investigation involving running back Karlos Williams, according to emails released by Tallahassee police. The Facebook post appeared..." November 01

  • FSU counsel initiated cops contact

    ESPN.com "Florida State general counsel Carolyn Egan contacted Tallahassee police about social media posts that accused Seminoles running back Karlos Williams of physically assaulting his pregnant ex-girlfriend, according to emails released by police Thursday. According to a statement from Tallahassee..." October 31

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