Florida State Rumors & News

  • FSU QB Jameis Winston suspended for the first half against Clemson

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "Florida State has suspended starting quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half of Saturday's game against No. 22 Clemson a day after Winston shouted a sexually explicit phrase in the middle of the student union on Tuesday. Coach Jimbo Fisher, who was asked about the incident on the ACC..." September 17

  • Jameis Winston tweet about Clemson 'disrespectful,' says Tigers player

    SB Nation "Last season's game between Florida State and Clemson was one of the most highly hyped matchups in ACC history, pitting top-five undefeated conference foes against each other in Death Valley, the Tigers' hostile home environment. The game didn't exactly live up to that hype, as the Seminoles..." September 16

  • Four-Star Wide Receiver Recruit Chooses Soccer Over Football

    Deadspin.com "Drake Davis, a junior at Virginia's Fork Union, had the opportunity to be the next Julio Jones or Reggie Wayne at one of the several big-time college football programs that offered him a scholarship. Instead, he's decided to quit football and focus on soccer in hopes of maybe being the next Jozy..." September 12

  • Citadel suspends OL for FSU cut-block talk

    ESPN.com "The Citadel has indefinitely suspended guard Victor Hill, who in an online post Sunday wrote that the Bulldogs' offensive line was intentionally "going for the knees" in Saturday's game against No. 1 Florida State, which lost three defensive linemen to injury during its 37-12 win. In a release..." September 10

  • FSU starter Chris Casher eligible, LB Thomas suspended indefinitely

    CBSSports.com "Florida State announced two player-related status updates on Friday afternoon in advance of the Seminoles' home opener against The Citadel. Chris Casher missed the Oklahoma State game because of an academic matter. With a school review completed, he is now immediately eligible for competition...." September 06

  • Florida State continuing to investigate Jameis Winston

    CBSSports.com "Florida State is proceeding with a school investigation of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston related to the alleged rape of a fellow FSU student in 2012, an attorney for the woman told USA TODAY Sports. Florida State officials traveled to where the woman lives in early August to..." September 05

  • Bobby Bowden wants NCAA to give Joe Paterno's vacated wins back

    CBSSports.com "Legendary coach Bobby Bowden appeared on the David Glenn Show, in North Carolina, this week to promote his new book, The Wisdom of Faith, and chat a little college football. Bowden talked about his family and experiences in coaching, but also had some thoughts on the NCAA vacating wins. Florida..." September 05

  • WR Jesus Wilson returns for Florida State

    Tallahassee Democrat "Jesus "Bobo" Wilson is no longer suspended. After being benched for Florida State's season-opener against Oklahoma State, the sophomore wideout will be back on the field this Saturday as the Seminoles host The Citadel. "Bobo will be back in the mix this week," Fisher said Monday afternoon..." September 02

  • FSU LB Delvin Purifoy out for season with leg/ankle injury

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU LB Delvin Purifoy will miss the rest of the season with an ankle/leg injury. Purifoy, a true freshman, suffered a dislocated ankle and a broken tibia earlier this week, according to coach Jimbo Fisher. “He'll have to have surgery, very similar to what Jacobbi [McDaniel] did,” Fisher..." August 26

  • 2015 NFL Draft: Jameis Winston projected as No. 1 overall pick

    CBSSports.com "Like the swallows of Capistrano or spawning salmon returning to the rivers of their birth, hardcore football fans are instinctively drawn to mock drafts - even ones written before the season has even begun. Obviously there are going to be changes over the next nine months but after a few..." August 18

  • Noles WR Isaiah Jones academically ineligible for 2014 season

    CBSSports.com "Florida State sophomore wide receiver Isaiah Jones will not play during the 2014 season after being declared academically ineligible, Jimbo Fisher said Saturday, per the Associated Press. Fisher said Jones would remain enrolled at Florida State and will practice with the Seminoles throughout..." August 17

  • Seminoles land star running back recruit Johnny Frasier

    Tomahawk Nation "Florida State received great news Monday on the recruiting trail. The defending national champions snagged a verbal commitment from running back recruit Johnny Frasier. Frasier is a 5'11, 200-pound running back. He is widely considered one of the ten best running backs in the country and a..." August 12

  • Florida State DB Jalen Ramsey kicked out of practice

    Tallahassee Democrat "Jimbo Fisher was furious with one of his best players. After a series of physical altercations, the last of which ended with Jameis Winston being knocked to the ground, Jalen Ramsey was kicked out of Sunday's practice at Doak Campbell Stadium. With fans in the stands to watch the open..." August 11

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • FSU chips in on Winston's insurance

    ESPN.com "Jameis Winston purchased a $10 million disability and loss of value insurance policy, and Florida State is footing part of the bill. A Florida State spokesman confirmed to ESPN.com on Monday that the university is paying for the reigning Heisman Trophy winner's loss of value policy with the..." August 05

  • FSU lands commitment from Tampa Wharton WR Auden Tate

    Orlando Sentinel "Auden Tate, a receiver from Tampa Wharton High, has committed to FSU. The four-star prospected, ranked No. 16 on the Sentinel’s 2015 Florida Top 100, picked the Seminoles over Michigan, Florida, USF, Clemson, Georgia and others. Tate (6-4, 195) made his announcement Tuesday at his high..." August 05

  • Florida State (over)loading up on QB recruits in 2015

    College Football Talk "It is amazing what a national championship can do to a program’s recruiting production. Just take a look at Florida State, now with three quarterback recruits verbally committed for the Class of 2015. For now. As of today, Florida State has three four-star quarterbacks lined up in the Class of..." July 31

  • FSU’s Jesus “BoBo” Wilson gets plea deal in scooter theft case

    Palm Beach Post "Florida State sophomore receiver Jesus “Bobo” Wilson pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors — petit theft and criminal mischief — on Thursday morning, said his attorney, Tim Jansen. Wilson had been suspended indefinitely after being charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, a third-degree..." July 31

  • Florida State No. 1 in preseason coaches poll

    CBSSports.com "Good news, everybody, you can finally get mad about your favorite team being underrated or your rival being overrated. That's right, the preseason coaches poll was released Thursday, which is just another sign that the college football season is almost here. Not surprisingly the top-ranked team..." July 31

  • Jameis Winston stopped by police at gunpoint in 2012 incident

    USA Today "About five hours before Jameis Winston was involved in a BB gun "battle" that damaged the apartment complex where he lived in 2012, the Florida State quarterback was stopped by campus police at gunpoint and handcuffed for carrying a pellet gun on campus that he said he was using to shoot at..." July 31

  • FSU coach explains why Winston unpunished

    ESPN.com "Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher prefers to keep players' punishments out of the public domain. In the case of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston's supermarket citation in April, however, Fisher said there weren't any consequences to speak of. When Winston was caught shoplifting..." July 22

  • Winston: Learned lessons last year

    ESPN.com "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston said Sunday at the ACC's preseason kickoff that he'd learned some valuable lessons about the glare of the spotlight he's endured -- and in some cases, created -- during the past year. "I know I have to live up to the hype," Winston said. "If I'm even an..." July 21

  • Jameis on paying players: ‘free education… enough for me’

    College Football Talk "Earlier this year, and after his father did it, Jameis Winston again stoked the flames that he might (unexpectedly) stay at Florida State beyond the 2014 season and eschew (for now) early entry into the NFL. In very passionate comments, Winston left no doubt as to the value he places on the..." July 21

  • FSU’s Rudolph, five-star 2014 WR, recovering from foot surgery

    College Football Talk "If Travis Rudolph is to make an immediate impact at Florida State as expected, he’ll have to overcome a lingering health issue. During a charity event Friday, the Tallahassee Democrat reported, the touted wide receiver was seen wearing a walking boot on his left foot. Head coach Jimbo Fisher..." July 13

  • Jameis Winston wants to earn degree

    ESPN.com "Jameis Winston indicated that he might remain at Florida State beyond the 2014 season, telling NFL.com that earning a degree is "very important" to him while claiming that graduating is "the main purpose in college." Winston's father, Antonor, made headlines last month when he told AL.com that..." July 13

  • Florida State wide receiver Jesus Wilson arrested on grand theft charges

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Florida State wide receiver Jesus Wilson was arrested on Wednesday by campus police and charged with one count of grand theft of a vehicle -- a mo-ped. The Leon County Sherrif's web site shows that Wilson was taken into custody but is no longer an inmate, indicating that he has bonded out. The..." July 10

  • Jameis Winston celebrated at home

    ESPN.com "For the better part of two hours Saturday, Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston sat on a dais with his younger brother perched on his lap, listening politely as politicians and local dignitaries sung his praises. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner had gotten a police escort to the..." July 06

  • FSU QB Jameis Winston purchased $8M-$10M insurance policy

    Yahoo! Sports "Florida State University quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston has purchased a large disability and "loss of value" policy that provides him with $8 million to $10 million in insurance coverage, a source close to the situation told Yahoo Sports. According to the source, Winston..." July 01

  • Heisman winner Jameis Winston set to be honored July 5 in Hueytown

    Alabama.com "The cities of Bessemer and Hueytown have scheduled a "Jameis Winston Day" celebration for July 5 highlighted by a 6 p.m. presentation at Gilmore-Vines Stadium. The now-retired high school stadium where Winston finished his Golden Gopher career in 2011 will be the venue for those communities to..." June 25

  • Antonor Winston believes his son Jameis intends to play two more football seasons at Florida State

    Alabama.com "Bessemer native and Hueytown alum Jameis Winston has grabbed his share of headlines over the last 14 months. He set the college football world on fire with his record-setting redshirt freshman season that culminated in a Heisman and a BCS National Championship for Florida State by guiding a..." June 19

  • FSU lands 4-star defensive end recruit Michael Barnett

    Tomahawk Nation "Michael Barnett, a four-star defensive end out of South Carolina, has committed to Florida State, as expected. Barnett, of Dorchester (S.C.) Woodland High School, committed over offers from Clemson and N.C. State, as well as Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and others. Barnett spent four days at..." June 15

  • FSU unlikely to visit White House after winning championship

    Orlando Sentinel "It's unlikely FSU players and coaches will visit the White House to celebrate the football team’s national championship. It is a longstanding tradition for college football champions go to the White House to meet the president and be honored for their on-field achievements. Coach Jimbo Fisher..." June 14

  • After Florida State Rape Case, Police Will Revise Procedures

    New York Times "The police department in Tallahassee, Fla., the target of stinging criticism and national attention for its handling of a rape accusation against Florida State University’s Heisman Trophy winner, Jameis Winston, has begun working with a respected women’s advocacy group to rewrite its sexual..." June 14

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  • FSU clears Ronald Darby in alleged rape case

    USA Today "One football teammate of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not responsible by the school for two code of conduct violations related to a December 2012 sexual encounter between Winston and a woman who alleged it was rape. A Florida State hearing panel found Ronald Darby not..." June 05

  • Disciplinary hearing held for Darby, Casher in Winston rape case

    CBSSports.com "Florida State University officials will hear from two witnesses and the accuser in the Jameis Winston rape case as part of a school disciplinary hearing. Florida State defensive back Ronald Darby and defensive lineman Chris Casher, both expected to be in the rotation for the Seminoles defense..." May 20

  • Jameis Winston expected as witness

    ESPN.com "Florida State star Jameis Winston, football teammates Chris Casher and Ronald Darby, and the woman who accused Winston of rape are expected to attend a disciplinary hearing for Casher and Darby on Tuesday, an attorney for the accuser confirmed to ESPN.com. "My client will be present," Baine P...." May 20

  • Jimbo Fisher says Jameis Winston does not need 24-hour supervision, has to be ‘responsible’ for own actions

    Palm Beach Post "Jameis Winston is responsible for James Winston. Nobody else. Not a graduate assistant. Not a teammate. That is the tact Jimbo Fisher is taking with the most famous athlete in FSU history. Fisher is not leaving Winston out on an island alone – the Seminoles still will monitor the troubled QB..." May 18

  • Jameis Winston's father wants 24/7 handler for Heisman winner

    NFL.com "Despite Johnny Manziel providing a real-life, what-not-to-do blueprint for handling Heisman Trophy attention just a year earlier, the father of Jameis Winston doesn't think his son, his family, or Florida State University did an especially good job of grasping the level of scrutiny that was to..." May 13

  • Jacob Coker graduates, arrives in Tuscaloosa to take next step in Alabama QB competition

    Alabama.com "Jacob Coker's twice-a-week, three-hour drives between Tallahassee and Mobile are officially a thing of the past. Coker made one last road trip over the weekend, trekking a little more than three hours north from Mobile to Alabama's campus. Freshly graduated from Florida State, the Crimson Tide..." May 07

  • Investigator says FSU's Jameis Winston avoided store security

    Fox Sports "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cited last week for shoplifting and said it was an honest mistake, but the incident report released Monday stated he intentionally avoided store security. Winston was cited and subsequently suspended from the Seminoles baseball team until he..." May 06

  • Jameis Winston reinstated on FSU baseball team after shoplifting crab legs

    Orlando Sentinel "Jameis Winston was reinstated on the FSU baseball team Sunday after completing his community service obligations for shoplifting crab legs. “Winston is reinstated, yes," FSU coach Mike Martin said. "He finished his community service and as soon as he did, we reinstated him.” Winston was seen..." May 05

  • In wake of shoplifting report, Jameis Winston suspended from FSU baseball

    USA Today "Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin said in a statement Wednesday he has suspended pitcher and Heisman trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston from the Seminoles' baseball team "as a result of his citation" on Tuesday night. A report by Tomahawknation.com said Winston was cited for..." April 30

  • Jameis Winston arrested for shoplifting crab legs at Publix

    Tomahawk Nation "Florida State's Jameis Winston was arrested for allegedly shoplifting crab legs from Publix. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was issued a citation Tuesday for shoplifting crab legs from Publix, a misdemeanor arrest, according to multiple sources. Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy..." April 30

  • Jameis Winston still under fire for rape allegation

    USA Today "As a federal investigation into the handling of sexual assaults at Florida State is being conducted, the future of star quarterback Jameis Winston is in question. A state attorney's investigation concluded in December there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against Winston, who..." April 19

  • Florida State expresses disappointment in New York Times story

    College Football Talk "Florida State University issued a statement in response to a story published by the New York Times on Wednesday. The university expressed disappointment in the story that profiles the timeline of the response taken by the university and Tallahassee police in an investigation for an alleged sexual..." April 17

  • Ex-Plant, FSU RB James Wilder Jr. arrested in Tampa

    Tampa Bay Times "Former Plant and Florida State running back James Wilder Jr., an NFL draft prospect who visited the Bucs last week, was arrested in Tampa on Sunday night on an outstanding warrant related to a charge of driving with a suspended license. Wilder, 22, was arrested in Tampa at 7:21 p.m., booked at..." April 14

  • FSU Investigates Jameis Winston, Charges 2 Teammates In Rape Case

    Deadspin.com "Weeks after leading the Florida State Seminoles to a national championship, quarterback Jameis Winston was quietly interrogated by university administrators, and two of his teammates were brought up on school conduct charges related to allegations that Winston raped a fellow student, according to..." April 04

  • Feds open FSU inquiry

    ESPN.com "The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has opened an investigation into Florida State's handling of sexual assault allegations against quarterback Jameis Winston, according to a letter obtained by USA Today Sports. A Florida State student said she was raped by Winston in..." April 03

  • Former FSU standouts Jernigan, Benjamin hope to make good impressions

    Fox Sports Florida "Winning the national championship fulfilled a dream for Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan. But with seven weeks left until the NFL Draft, Jernigan is nearing another life-long dream. "My mom actually saved a picture that I drew in church, when I was in third grade, of an NFL..." March 18

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