Florida State Rumors & News

  • FSU RB Mario Pender has surgery after suffering collapsed lung

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said backup running back Mario Pender had surgery on Wednesday after suffering a collapsed lung last week. Fisher said the surgery was to close a minor hole in Pender’s lung and address an infection. Fisher originally said Pender's recovery would last 10-12..." October 01

  • Mario Pender still in hospital, out vs. Wake Forest

    ESPN "Florida State running back Mario Pender remains hospitalized due to a collapsed lung, but Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said he hopes the junior will be released soon. Pender will miss the Seminoles' upcoming game against Wake Forest on Saturday. A 21-year-old redshirt junior from Fort Myers,..." September 29

  • Former FSU QB De'Andre Johnson going to trial after disagreement on plea deal

    Tallahassee Democrat "Former Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson’s misdemeanor battery case will go to trial after a disagreement with his plea deal emerged at a Monday hearing in Leon County court. Jury selection will be on Dec. 11, and the trial will begin on Dec. 14. Johnson also has a pretrial hearing set..." September 29

  • FSU Mario Pender Released From Hospital After Collapsed Lung

    Black Sports Online "Florida State has been without running back Mario Pender for a few days after he was hospitalized due to a collapsed lung. Pender suffered the injury during Tuesday’s practice as he ran into an offensive lineman. He was then taking to hospital after having trouble breathing and has since been..." September 25

  • FSU RB Mario Pender Reportedly Suffered Collapsed Lung During Tuesday’s Practice

    College Spun "The Florida State Seminoles can breathe deep knowing that resdshirt junior running back Mario Pender will fully recover and could return to practice as soon as next week after suffering a collapsed lung Tuesday during practice. According to Warchant.com, Pender suffered the injury Tuesday..." September 24

  • FSU fan raising money for ‘Keep Al Golden’ banner to fly over stadium during game

    Larry Brown Sports "The Hurricanes are 3-0, but the fan base has apparently had enough of head coach Al Golden. Miami was showered with boos during last week’s game as the team allowed Nebraska to score 23 fourth-quarter points to force overtime, before ultimately coming out on top. Prior to the Hurricanes’ game..." September 23

  • Florida State names Everett Golson starting QB

    ESPN "Less than four months removed from his transfer to Florida State, Everett Golson has been named the Seminoles' starting quarterback. Coach Jimbo Fisher announced his decision Monday after practice. Golson, a former Notre Dame quarterback who will be a senior this season, has been battling with..." September 01

  • Lawyer for Jameis Winston’s accuser hired by Baylor rape victim

    College Football Talk "The high-profile Baylor rape case has added a prominent new character, the Dallas Morning News is reporting. According to the paper, nationally-known Title IX attorney John Clune of Colorado has been hired by the victim and her family to “investigate a number of issues surrounding the case,”..." August 28

  • FSU's Dalvin Cook NOT Guilty in Bar Punch Case

    TMZ "Not guilty, y'all got to feel Dalvin Cook -- a jury exonerated the Florida State University running back of allegedly punching a woman outside a Tallahassee bar. The jury took a mere 20 minutes on Monday evening to deliberate the case ... where Cook was accused of punching the 21-year-old FSU..." August 25

  • Accuser says FSU RB Dalvin Cook told her to 'Google me!'

    Bay Area Sports "A woman says Florida State star running back Dalvin Cook boasted that he would be able to buy her when he signs a professional football contract just before he punched her in the face outside a bar. Cook's trial on misdemeanor battery charges began Monday. Madison Geohegan says the incident..." August 25

  • FSU TE Jalen Wilkerson practices after waiting to be cleared by NCAA

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU freshman TE Jalen Wilkerson has been cleared to practice after a snafu with the NCAA’s clearinghouse. Wilkerson was working with the team Monday after missing the first two weeks of preseason camp while FSU awaited word on his academic eligibility. Coach Jimbo Fisher previously said that..." August 17

  • Report: Ex-FSU QB De'Andre Johnson enrolls at East Mississippi C.C.

    CBS Sports "Former Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson will try to reboot his college football career at the junior college level, reportedly enrolling at East Mississippi Comunity College. ESPN's Brett McMurphy is reporting that Johnson expects to play for the school's football team this fall. Last..." August 14

  • Dalvin Cook’s lawyer says trial could be over in 1 day

    Tallahassee Democrat "One of Dalvin Cook’s attorneys believes the trial involving the suspended Florida State running back could be resolved quickly. The trial is set for Aug. 24 after Cook’s demand for a speedy trial was approved by Leon County Judge Augustus D. Aikens Jr. on Wednesday. “This is probably one of..." August 14

  • Judge denies FSU's motion to dismiss Jameis Winston accuser's Title IX suit

    ESPN "A federal judge on Wednesday denied Florida State University's motion to dismiss a Title IX lawsuit filed by a former student who accused ex-Seminoles star quarterback Jameis Winston of raping her in December 2012. In a ruling released on Wednesday morning, U.S. District Court Judge Mark E...." August 13

  • Jimbo Fisher Confirms Former 5-Star Linebacker Matthew Thomas Is Ineligible To Play For Florida State This Season

    College Spun "Matthew Thomas, a redshirt sophomore linebacker and former five-star recruit for Florida State, will not be playing for the Seminoles this season. At his press conference this evening, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher confirmed the report that surfaced yesterday: Thomas is ineligible to play this fall. " August 13

  • Trial for Florida State RB Dalvin Cook set for Aug. 24

    CBS Sports "Dalvin Cook won't have to wait until the week of Florida State's season opener to have his day in court following his misdemeanor battery charge. A judge has set the sophomore running back's trial for the week of August 24, with jury selection set to begin August 21. Cook's trial had been set..." August 12

  • FSU linebacker Matthew Thomas reportedly ineligible for 2015 season

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU LB Matthew Thomas is ineligible for the entire 2015 season. Thomas – who was suspended for the first six games of last season because of an unspecified violation of NCAA rules – will not play this year according to a report from Warchant.com. The report, using two unnamed sources from FSU,..." August 11

  • Dalvin Cook's defense attorney demanded speedy trial because of new witness

    Tomahawk Nation "Ricky Patel, the attorney for suspended Florida State running back Dalvin Cook filed a demand for a speedy trial (DST) Thursday in Leon County for Cook's charge of misdemeanor battery stemming from an allegation that he punched a woman outside a Tallahassee bar in July. The filing of a DST..." August 11

  • Florida State takes separate team photos with and without player facing battery charge

    USA Today "Florida State Seminoles tailback Dalvin Cook turned himself in to Florida police last month after being charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly punching a woman outside a bar in June. Cook denies punching anyone and is scheduled for arraignment on on September 2nd, just before Florida..." August 09

  • FSU transfer LB Lorenzo Phillips not cleared to practice

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State transfer linebacker Lorenzo Phillips needs to get a transcript finalized before he’s cleared to participate in fall camp, head coach Jimbo Fisher confirmed during his season-opening press conference on Thursday. Fisher said freshman cornerback Marcus Lewis, who also had an..." August 08

  • Florida State waiting on top juco LB Lorenzo Phillips to be cleared

    CBS Sports "Florida State's depth at the linebacker position causes alarm when considering the team's prospects for 2015. While Jimbo Fisher had some good news about the health of the returning linebackers, he had less encouraging news regarding the status of Lorenzo Phillips, one of the top junior college..." August 06

  • 911 tape released in Dalvin Cook arrest

    Tallahassee Democrat "The Tallahassee Police Department on Tuesday released the 911 call that led to the arrest of suspended Florida State University running back Dalvin Cook in early July. Cook, 19, was suspended from the football team July 11 after State Attorney Willie Meggs announced he was filing battery..." July 21

  • Jimbo Fisher welcomes Everett Golson, but doesn't guarantee he'll start

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher had no problems welcoming graduate transfer Everett Golson to the program. Fisher went down the same road as a Division III quarterback when he transferred from Salem to Samford in 1987. He’s watched a few of his quarterbacks at Florida State go down that..." July 21

  • Ex-FSU QB De'Andre Johnson contacts Oklahoma JUCO about enrolling

    CBS Sports "Dismissed Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson has contacted Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College about possibly enrolling, CBSSports.com has learned. Athletic director Dale Patterson told CBSSports.com that Johnson reached out to the junior college by phone in the last week. “There's..." July 21

  • FSU running back Dalvin Cook's arraignment date moved back to Sept. 2

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU running back Dalvin Cook’s arraignment date has been moved to Sept. 2. Cook, who faces a charge of misdemeanor battery, was supposed to be arraigned on July 30, but the date was pushed back Tuesday after another attorney – Joey McCall – was added to case, according to the Leon County Clerk..." July 14

  • De'Andre Johnson: 'I should have walked away' from bar incident

    SI "Dismissed Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson said in an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America that he should have walked away from an incident which led him to punching a woman at a bar. Last week, the Tallahassee State Attorney’s Office released surveillance video showing Johnson..." July 14

  • Lawyer for Seminoles RB Dalvin Cook refutes allegations

    ESPN "An attorney for Florida State Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook told ESPN on Monday night that the player did not hit a woman last month and that battery charges are a result of pressure in Tallahassee based on recent high-profile cases in the media. "Dalvin Cook did not strike this woman,"..." July 14

  • FSU to Jimbo Fisher -- YOU'RE ON NOTICE ... Get It Together Or Else

    TMZ "The ENTIRE Florida State University football program is on THIN ICE ... so says the FSU president who called an emergency team meeting today to warn the guys to STOP PUNCHING WOMEN!!!! After TWO FSU players were arrested for allegedly attacking females in Tallahassee in June -- FSU president..." July 14

  • Florida State president meets with football team following off-field misconduct

    The Score "Florida State president John Thrasher met with the Seminoles football team Monday in light of two players' recent off-field misconduct. Quarterback De'Andre Johnson was dismissed from the team last week after the state attorney released video footage of him punching a woman at a bar. Then,..." July 13

  • FSU RB Dalvin Cook cited in 2014 for chaining 3 pit bull puppies together

    CBS Sports "Florida State indefinitely suspended sophomore running back Dalvin Cook on Friday after Cook was charged with battery for allegedly punching a woman outside of a bar. Cook's battery charge is not his only run-in with the law in his short time at Florida State. Cook was known to have been involved..." July 13

  • No more bars for Florida State players

    Pro Football Talk "Go ahead and complain that this isn’t a story about pro football, and while you’re doing it consider that off-field misconduct remains one of the hottest topics in the NFL. With one of the top generators of NFL talent failing to control its players when they are away from the field, articles about..." July 12

  • Florida State RB Dalvin Cook charged with battery, indefinitely suspended

    CBS Sports "Florida State announced Friday that Dalvin Cook has been suspended indefinitely. "Florida State Athletics announced today the indefinite suspension of sophomore Dalvin Cook from the football team following a misdemeanor battery charge," read a statement from the school. "Athletics will have no..." July 11

  • Five Seminoles players subpoenaed in De'Andre Johnson case

    CBS Sports "De'Andre Johnson may not be a member of Florida State's football team anymore, but that doesn't mean the Seminoles are done dealing with the fallout of Johnson's arrest. The Tallahassee Democrat reports that five Florida State players have been subpoenaed in relation to Johnson's case, and..." July 10

  • FSU Quarterback De'Andre Johnson Was Provoked, Lawyer Says

    NBC News "The Florida State University quarterback seen on video punching a woman in the face was fighting back after being provoked, his lawyer told NBC News. De'Andre Johnson, 19, has been charged with battery following the June 24 incident at a Tallahassee club. The freshman player was kicked off the..." July 07

  • Seminoles dismiss QB De'Andre Johnson after video of altercation surfaces

    ESPN "Florida State Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher dismissed freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson from the team Monday night, hours after the state's attorney's office released video showing Johnson punching a woman in the face last month at a Tallahassee bar. Fisher made the announcement in a brief..." July 07

  • Graphic De’Andre Johnson punch video likely means no NFL for him

    Pro Football Talk "As noted earlier today regarding the lingering lack of interest in running back Ray Rice, we all know what an assault looks like. But when we can see it, that changes everything. For Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson, who in theory could have become the next NFL quarterback groomed for..." July 06

  • Arrest warrant issued for suspended FSU QB De'Andre Johnson

    ESPN "The state attorney's office in Tallahassee, Florida, has issued an arrest warrant for suspended Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson, who is accused of punching a 21-year-old woman in a bar on June 24. Assistant state attorney Georgia Cappleman said Johnson, from Jacksonville, Florida, is..." June 30

  • Former FSU linebacker headed to Georgia Southern

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Former AJC Super 11 linebacker Ukeme Eligwe is headed to Georgia Southern to finish his college football career. Eligwe was also interested in playing at UGA and Samford, among other schools. The former Stone Mountain High School standout was dismissed from Florida State last season for an..." June 29

  • Florida State Seminoles QB Suspended: Allegedly Punched Female Student

    Deadspin "ESPN is reporting Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson has been suspended indefinitely, and cites sources that the suspension is due to allegations the freshman football player punched a female student at a Tallahassee bar Wednesday night. From Mark Schlabach’s report: Sources say..." June 26

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    Mark Schlabach @Mark_Schlabach

    Filed to #ESPN: #FSU suspended freshman QB Deandre Johnson indefinitely for violation of team rule. He is accused of punching a woman at bar

  • Report: Alabama, Florida State to open 2017 season in Atlanta

    CBS Sports "Well, I think we know what the most anticipated game of the first weekend of the 2017 season will be ... unless something drastically changes. Tom D'Angelo of the Palm Beach Post is reporting that the proposed game between Florida State and Alabama -- which has been in the works for a while --..." June 20

  • Source: Former FSU quarterback transferring to community college

    Fox Sports - College Football "John Franklin III, a former FSU QB, will transfer to East Miss. CC, a source told FOX Sports Wednesday morning. The speedy 6-0, 185-pound redshirt sophomore from South Florida will play for new EMCC QB coach Clint Trickett, a former Nole quarterback who later was the starter for West Virginia." June 18

  • Report: Florida, Florida State athletes more likely to avoid prosecution

    CBS Sports "An ESPN report published Sunday showed that athletes at Florida and Florida State were substantially more likely to avoid prosecution after being named a criminal suspect than their male student body peers. The report examined police reports from campus and city departments across 10 major..." June 15

  • FSU booster club doesn’t renew Bobby Bowden’s contract

    College Football Talk "He hasn’t coached in half a decade, but Bobby Bowden is still receiving regular checks from Florida State, same as he has since 1976. Or, was receiving regular checks. As the Tallahassee Democrat reported Wednesday, Seminole Boosters, Inc., the fundraising arm of the FSU athletics department, has..." June 11

  • Jimbo Fisher and wife separated, discussing possible divorce

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State University football coach Jimbo Fisher and his wife Candi have separated. The couple are working with attorneys to mediate terms of a possible divorce, the Tallahassee Democrat has confirmed. Jimbo Fisher, 49, is entering his sixth season as the Seminoles' head coach, leading..." June 11

  • FSU recruit compares himself favorably to Gators’ Hargreaves

    College Football Talk "In case you have not heard, Florida and Florida State do not typically get along very well. The seeds of the rivalry are planting in the high school talent pool as well. Thanks to the world of social media allowing us to get an inside glimpse at college football on a deeper level, we get a taste..." June 09

  • Florida State QB John Franklin to transfer

    CBS Sports "When you bring in a transfer quarterback like Florida State did Everett Golson you're almost assured to be losing another quarterback to transfer soon afterward, and that's exactly what's happening with the Seminoles. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that quarterback John Franklin is..." May 30

  • Everett Golson: 'I just needed a fresh start'

    CBS Sports "Everett Golson has already made the decision to transfer from Notre Dame, and he's already made the decision to transfer to Florida State. But now he's finally speaking publicly about why he made the decisions he did. The newest Seminole talked to FoxSports.com's Bruce Feldman about his..." May 28

  • SEC commissioner hints league wouldn't have permitted Everett Golson grad transfer

    The Score "Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is refusing to capitulate to Adrian Peterson's demands. Peterson is not attending organized team activities and reportedly demanded a trade, with the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals emerging as his preferred destinations. Zimmer was decidedly..." May 27

  • Jimbo says FSU will have QB competition, not controversy

    College Football Talk "Exiting spring practice, Sean Maguire was the odds-on favorite to replace Jameis Winston under center for Florida State in 2015. With the addition of Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson earlier this month, however, the Seminoles will find themselves with a somewhat unexpected quarterback..." May 27

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