Winston a No-Show at Florida State's Disciplinary Hearing for Teammates

Published on 20-May-2014 by Stacey Mickles
Football - NCAA / NCAA Football Daily Update

Winston a No-Show at Florida State's Disciplinary Hearing for Teammates

After of months of talk, speculation and investigation, Florida State finally had a disciplinary hearing today on the Jameis Winston case.

All that was missing was Winston.

Technically, the proceeding had less to do with Winston and more with his two roommates, who may have filmed Winston having sex with the alleged victim. Much of this came to light when The New York Times did what the local cops couldn't ... or wouldn't.

Fellow Seminole teammates Chris Casher and Robert Darby may be kicked out of school for their alleged actions. According to various reports:

Casher and Darby face discipline, including expulsion, for possible violations of the FSU student code of conduct related to the rape accusation against Winston said Fox News.

In addition, Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, has never answered questions in the case.

Winston faced felony charges after being accused of sexually assaulting the woman at an off-campus apartment on Dec. 7, 2012.

The disciplinary hearing against Casher, a defensive end, and Darby, a defensive back, is related to their actions the morning of the Winston incident and possible sexual-misconduct and invasion-of-privacy violations of the FSU code of conduct.

My question is whether the two roommates will be straight up about what happened that night. 

One of the main reasons for this hearing is the Feds' investigation of Florida State University for Title IX violations, as they didn't interview the alleged victim in this case.

So, this not only happening for the university to save face but to save themselves -- and Winston -- from being eaten alive by the Feds. And Winston still isn't out of the legal woods yet. He still may face a civil case if his alleged victim decides to move forward with it.

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