Florida State Sets Its Own Rules (Again)
The hearing of Florida State Jameis Winston's concerning his alleged student conduct code violations will now be heard on December 1, rather than next week.
Why? Because Winston's attorney claims he needed more time to review the evidence related to the alleged sexual assault that took place in December 2012, or two full years ago. That doesn't sound right, does it? So let's ask that question again.
Why? Well, if we peek at the Seminoles' schedule, we see that December 1 is the Monday RIGHT AFTER the big Florida Gators game. We wouldn't want to break his concentration before that game, right? And if I were a betting man, I'd say the decision on that hearing should come oh, right after the National Championship Game. Or never.
Because of winter break, if the hearing concluded on Dec. 5 any decision would not be due until Jan. 13.
— Rachel Axon (@RachelAxon) November 12, 2014
The local police have already dropped their charges, so he's not going to prison. And his conduct code case will be heard by Retired Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Major Harding. While there are no apparent conflicts of interest (besides the one where the rats are put in charge of the cheese of course), the newly seated FSU president, John Thrasher, is the very definition of a Florida political insider. He counts among his close friends former Governor Jeb Bush and current Governor Rick Scott. So Thrasher will be able to wield a considerable amount of political pressure on the deliberation.
It’s Jan. 6, 2028 and Jameis Winston announces his retirement from the NFL. On Jan 7, 2028 FSU postpones his COC hearing another week.
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) November 12, 2014
Something he may have already done.
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David Young has been a columnist for Sports Illustrated and ESPN and is now one for SportsGrid.com. Follow him on Twitter @turkeysflying.
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