Florida State Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Florida State LB Matthew Thomas expected to miss 3-4 months

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "It looks like Florida State’s injury woes from the spring could carry over into the fall. According to Noles247, Seminoles linebacker Matthew Thomas will be out another three or four months due to a shoulder injury. Thomas, a redshirt sophomore, missed most of spring practice after having..." May 23

  • Report: Jimbo Fisher Did Not Promise Everett Golson Starting Job

    College Spun "It’s official – former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is transferring to Florida State. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s already won the starting job. In fact, as ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reports, Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher made sure to communicate to his newest signal-caller that..." May 20

  • Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson headed to Florida State

    Fox Sports "Everett Golson will transfer to Florida State, the former Notre Dame quarterback told FOX Sports Tuesday. Golson picked FSU after visiting Florida State as well as Georgia and Florida last week. "This past weekend has been a defining moment in my life as I am proud to say I am a graduate..." May 19

  • QB Everett Golson leaning toward joining Florida State; decision expected Monday

    Palm Beach Post "Everett Golson was impressed with Florida State during his visit this week and could be leaning toward spending his final his season in Tallahassee as a graduate transfer. Golson met with coach Jimbo Fisher on Monday, and Fisher is eager to add the former Notre Dame quarterback, according to..." May 16

  • Bowden says SEC would have been too difficult for FSU to win national title

    College Football Talk "Oh, you thought Bobby Bowden‘s quotes about Jameis Winston (he thinks FSU fans would say Winston was an embarrassment to the university) were entertaining? Well how about this other nugget that was shared during a radio interview yesterday. When asked about Florida State’s old decision to not join..." May 13

  • Bobby Bowden thinks consensus among FSU fans is Winston was embarrassment

    College Football Talk "Fire up FSU Twitter (#FSUTwitter), because one Seminole icon has quite the spicy take on a more recent face of the program. Enter Bobby Bowden on Jameis Winston. The former head coach of Florida State was a guest on Paul Finebaum’s afternoon radio show when he made a bit of an eye-popping..." May 12

  • FSU, Alabama head Everett Golson's transfer wish list

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Notre Dame will not stand in the way of Everett Golson transferring to one of the schools on his wish list. According to ESPN.com, Notre Dame's compliance office won't block the quarterback's attempts to join any of the approximately 10 programs on the list he submitted. That group includes..." May 12

  • Report: Florida State frontrunner for Notre Dame QB Everett Golson transfer

    Tomahawk Nation "Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is transferring after failing to secure the starting job out of spring, losing out to Malik Zaire. Now a report from Steve Wiltfong and JC Shurburtt of 247sports says Florida State is the destination for the QB. "Barring a last-minute change of heart or any..." May 11

  • Florida State ties 3-year NFL Draft record for total draft picks

    College Football Talk "Florida State has had 10 players selected in this year’s NFL Draft, putting the Seminoles in a tie for the most players drafted over a three-year period. One more Nole off the board and the record will be Florida State’s. The record is 28 players drafted over three years. Florida State now..." May 02

  • FSU gets Winston accuser’s lawsuit moved from Orlando to Tallahassee

    College Football Talk "After seeking and failing to get a lawsuit filed against tossed, at least for now, Florida State has claimed one legal victory. The Associated Press reported Monday that the lawsuit filed against the university by Erica Kinsman, the former FSU student who accused Jameis Winston of raping her,..." April 28

  • P.J. Williams -- DUI Case Dismissed ... Over Dash Cam Fail

    TMZ "Top NFL draft prospect P.J. Williams -- a projected 1st round pick -- is officially OFF THE HOOK in his DUI case ... and it's all because the police dash cam MISSED a significant portion of the arrest. As we previously reported, the ex-Florida State University cornerback was busted on April..." April 27

  • Source: FSU does not expect NCAA violation from Jameis Winston's hook-up incident at Publix

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State does not expect any NCAA violations to stem from the latest revelation in Jameis Winston's shoplifting incident, a source close to the program told the Tallahassee Democrat on Saturday. FSU athletic director Stan Wilcox, before being recognized on the school's campus Saturday for..." April 27

  • Jimbo on Jameis' comments: 'If he says it is, I guess it is'

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Jimbo Fisher briefly addressed Jameis Winston's comments about the crab leg incident that the quarterback made on ESPN's "Draft Academy." Winston said he had a "hook up" with an employee at the Publix. Is that true? "If he says it is, I guess it is," Fisher said on the ACC teleconference on..." April 22

  • FSU Trustee Concerned About ACC Being Left Out Of College Football Playoff, Wants Expansion To 8 Teams

    College Spun "We’ve only had one season with the four-team College Football Playoff, but there are already people at some big football schools that want to see an expansion of the field. Florida State finished the season undefeated, but was only the No. 3 seed in this year’s playoff, and FSU trustee Joe Gruters..." April 21

  • FSU's Jimbo Fisher wants sideline-to-helmet communication in NCAA

    Fox Sports Florida "NFL coaches have been able to communicate with a quarterback on the field via a headset in the helmet since 1994. More than 20 years later, college football coaches are considering the option. "Last year was the first time we talked about getting that implemented into college football and I..." April 20

  • Five-star Florida State recruit Malik Henry will enroll early

    Sporting News - NCAAF "One member of Florida State's top-rated recruiting class will arrive in Tallahassee early. Five-star quarterback recruit Malik Henry told Bleacher Report that he plans to be an early enrollee for the Seminoles. "I'm graduating early, so in a few months, I'll officially be a Seminole," said..." April 10

  • NFL Teams Have Inquired About Jimbo Fisher

    Sportsnaut "As one of the most successful college football coaches in the land, it’s not a surprise that Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher has received some inquiries about jumping to the NFL. Appearing on NBC Sports Radio’s PFT Live on Tuesday, Fisher confirmed that he has received some interest. I’ve had..." April 08

  • Jimbo Fisher: Coaching in NFL 'not my driving force'

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher doesn't have his eyes set for a coaching job in the NFL. But "never say never." Fisher, during a segment Tuesday on NBCSports Radio's ProFootballTalk Live with Mike Florio, said he's "recently" had some inquiries from NFL teams for his services. "No, I..." April 07

  • FSU safety Tyler Hunter out for spring as injuries continue to hinder Seminoles

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State starting safety Tyler Hunter will be out for "six weeks or so" after tearing the meniscus in his right knee, coach Jimbo Fisher confirmed after Saturday's practice. Hunter, a redshirt senior, brought a veteran voice to FSU's secondary, which has explored moving several players..." April 05

  • Sean Maguire poised to earn Florida State quarterback job

    ESPN "As spring practice has gone on, it has become increasingly obvious that Sean Maguire will start for Florida State if he stays healthy. The distance between him and the other quarterbacks competing for the starting job continues to grow. When asked whether Maguire would be his starter, coach..." April 05

  • P.J. Williams told cops he “just wanted to go home” after DUI arrest

    Tallahassee Democrat "Former Florida State defensive back P.J. Williams was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Friday morning in Tallahassee. Williams, whose full name is Kenneth Lamar Williams, was arrested shortly after 3 a.m. by the Florida State University Police Department after he made..." April 04

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