News

No. 1 Florida State moves past Winston accusation

No. 1 Florida State moves past Winston accusation

NO CHARGES: Jameis Winston is a Heisman favorite. Photo: Associated Press

GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press
KAREEM COPELAND, Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor’s decision to not bring charges against quarterback and Heisman Trophy favorite Jameis Winston has removed a cloud from over the program.

Florida State Coach Jimbo Fisher says the team is focused and prepared to face Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

The 19-year-old Winston is ACC player of the year and the leader in the Heisman race. Many voters were waiting to see whether he would be charged before casting their ballot.

State Attorney Willie Meggs told a news conference Thursday there wasn’t enough evidence to win a conviction against Winston, mostly because there were too many gaps in his accuser’s story.

The team flew to Charlotte on Thursday evening. A win in Saturday’s game would put the Seminoles in the BCS championship game.

Recent Headlines

in National

Visitors to NYC’s World Trade Center can ‘see forever’

worldtradeobservatory

The center's new observatory opens Friday, offering spectacular views stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline to the Atlantic Ocean.

in Sports

Hall of Famers join celebs for All-Star softball game

snoopdogg

Hollywood stars will be at bat for the MLB All-Star Legends and Celebrity softball Game.

in Lifestyle

RECALL ROUNDUP: Cars, poultry top the list

honda

Get a look at some of the products that have been recalled this month.

in Sports

NBA: Top players, plays of the season

20-overlay6

A look at some of the most memorable moments of the regular season.

in National

Egg prices jump as impact of bird flu begins pinching supply

eggs

The price of eggs has risen by as much as 58 percent, as farmers battle a bird flu that has killed millions of hens.