Florida State Rumors & News

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

    TMZ.com "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.com "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

  • Possible first-round cornerback P.J. Williams busted for DUI

    Pro Football Talk "Well, Randy Gregory has some company on the “how to kill your draft stock” bench. According to Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams was arrested for DUI this morning. Williams, who might have been a first-round pick, will now invite more..." April 03

  • Jimbo Fisher: Jameis Winston is victim of ‘character assassination’

    Larry Brown Sports "Jameis Winston is probably going to be taken with the first overall pick in the NFL draft next month. If not for the off-field questions surrounding the former Florida State star, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would likely have nothing to think about. Winston’s former coach, Seminoles coach Jimbo..." March 30

  • Jameis Winston accuser claims Florida State concealed information

    USA Today "Attorneys for Erica Kinsman, a former FSU student who accused quarterback Jameis Winston of raping her in December 2012, responded in a federal Title IX lawsuit Thursday to Florida State's motion to dismiss the case. The filing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida..." March 27

  • Arizona, FSU potential landing spots for transferring ex-Irish center

    College Football Talk "After beginning his collegiate career in the Midwest, Matt Hegarty could be headed back West. Or down South. One of the two, probably. Earlier this month, Hegarty announced that he would be transferring from Notre Dame and playing his final season elsewhere. Last week, Hegarty visited..." March 26

  • Florida State plans $79.5 million in upgrades to Doak Campbell

    CBSSports.com "College football these days isn't just about winning on the field but off the field as well. Programs across the country are in a constant race to upgrade their facilities to compete with one another, and Florida State is certainly no exception. While the Seminoles have experienced plenty of..." March 22

  • Notre Dame transfer Matt Hegarty to visit Florida State

    CBSSports.com "In 2014 Matt Hegarty was on the wrong end of a 31-27 Florida State win over Notre Dame. Now it seems he could be considering that sage, old advice "if you can't beat them, join them." Hegarty announced earlier in March that he would be transferring from Notre Dame after graduating this spring,..." March 19

  • Florida State denies appeal of Jameis Winston's accuser

    USA Today "A Florida State administrator on Friday affirmed a decision that former quarterback Jameis Winston did not violate the student conduct code related to an alleged sexual assault in December 2012. After reviewing a five-page appeal filed on Jan. 12 by Erica Kinsman, a former FSU student who..." March 14

  • FSU asks federal court to dismiss Title IX lawsuit from Winston's accuser

    USA Today "Florida State's board of trustees on Monday filed a motion requesting a federal court dismiss a lawsuit brought by Erica Kinsman, who accused former Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston of raping her in 2012. In response to a lawsuit filed by Kinsman in the U.S. District Court for the Middle..." March 10

  • Jimbo Fisher: Former five-star LB recruit Kain Daub to transfer from FSU

    Palm Beach Post "Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said that Kain Daub, a Scout.com five-star linebacker in the class of 2014, will probably transfer. On Thursday, Daub said via his Instagram account that he would transfer to East Mississippi Community College. Daub took a redshirt last season. " March 07

  • 5-star Auburn commit Nate Craig-Myers enjoys Florida State recruiting visit

    SB Nation "What are Florida State's chances of flipping the five-star receiver recruit from Auburn? Nate Craig-Myers committed to the Auburn Tigers on July 21, 2014, but that hasn't stopped other schools from pursuing the five-star receiver recruit from Tampa (Fla.) Catholic. The coaches pursuing him the..." March 03

  • 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