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FSU Pays QB Winston Accuser $250K

She says school dismissed her allegations so he could play football

(Newser) - Florida State University is shelling out $250,000 to a former student who says the school shrugged off her accusations that star QB Jameis Winston raped her, reports the AP . The woman's lawyers will get another $700,000, making this the biggest Title IX settlement in a case involving... More »

CNN Ignores Lawsuit Threat, Airs Film on Campus Rape

Lawyers for implicated NFL player warned against it

(Newser) - CNN aired a documentary about campus rape Sunday night—and this one came with the threat of a lawsuit ahead of time. The network ran The Hunting Ground, a documentary first seen at the Sundance Film Festival, reports NPR . The most controversial part includes an interview with Erica Kinsman, who... More »

Bucs Make Controversial QB Winston No. 1 Pick

Florida State star will play for Tampa Bay

(Newser) - Heisman winner Jameis Winston, no stranger to controversy , is the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected the former Florida State quarterback tonight, making him the face of a franchise that missed the playoffs the past seven seasons and hasn't won a postseason game... More »

At Fla. State, Burden of Rape Cases Falls on Accusers: NYT

Women who don't firmly tell cops to proceed are deemed 'uncooperative,' files show

(Newser) - The New York Times reveals it has uncovered "a pattern to the handling of sexual assault complaints by Florida State [University] students"—namely, that unless an accuser directly asks police to continue the investigation (even after she has already filed a police report and been examined by medical... More »

Heisman Winner Accused of Shoplifting Seafood

FSU's Jameis Winston says he forgot to pay

(Newser) - Florida State's Jameis Winston became the youngest-ever winner of the Heisman last year, but the 20-year-old has headlines of a different sort to contend with today. Police say the 20-year-old walked off with $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish from a Tallahassee supermarket, reports CNN . A store employee... More »

Florida State Stuns Auburn for BCS Title

Seminoles snatch victory in final seconds

(Newser) - Florida State fans shouted and danced in raucous celebration after their top-ranked team roared back in the final seconds of the fourth quarter to beat Auburn in the BCS championship game. Many pumped fists gleefully, hugged, and slapped high fives in Tallahassee, after Jameis Winston threw a 2-yard touchdown pass... More »

Jameis Winston Is Youngest Ever Heisman Winner

19-year-old Florida State freshman gets honor

(Newser) - It's another freshman, and it wasn't even close: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has won the Heisman Trophy as college football's best player. Winston became the second straight player to win the award in his first year of college, following Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel last... More »

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