Florida State Issues Press Release on Jameis Winston Autograph Investigation


The Florida State Seminoles released a press release on Friday reporting they have found no evidence quarterback Jameis Winston has been paid money for autographs

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The Florida State Seminoles have been investigating quarterback Jameis Winston for potentially accepting money in exchange for autographs.

The defending ACC and National Champions issued a press release on Jameis Winston and his eligibility on Friday:

"Our Athletics Department compliance staff is reviewing issues raised by the media related to autographed items attributed to Jameis Winston. At this time we have no information indicating that he accepted payment for items reported to bear his signature, thereby compromising his athletics eligibility. The fact that items appear on an Internet site bearing the signature of a student-athlete does not singularly determine a violation of NCAA rules.We have kept both the conference office and the NCAA apprised of our efforts on this matter. The University takes very seriously any and all allegations of potential rules violations and processes them in accordance with ACC and NCAA policies and procedures."

This isn’t a big surprise. Unlike Johnny Manziel last year and Todd Gurley this year, there is no accuser. Instead, there are just a whole of Winston autographs out there.

Florida State and Notre Dame will kick-off from Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida at 8:00 pm EST Saturday night and the game is on ESPN.

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