Jimbo Fisher on Jameis Winston: 'There is no victim because there was no crime'
FSU head coach adamant Heisman Trophy winner won't miss any games because of sex assault investigation
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher said Jameis Winston has committed no crime and is adamant his quarterback will not miss any games this season due to an ongoing sexual assault investigation.
Fisher said Monday recent reports about the investigation haven't revealed any new facts.
"The facts are the facts, and that's what they are," Fisher told reporters Monday. "I see stories written that don't have all the facts that taint them toward their side of public opinion. This country is based on being innocent until proven guilty, not guilty until you're proven innocent. There are two sides to that. I don't want (any victims), but there is no victim because there was no crime. We're (publicly) convicting a guy over things that are not true based on evidence."
Florida State announced last week it will use an independent official in the student code of conduct hearing. No hearing date has been set.
A female student said Winston sexually assaulted her in December 2012. State attorney Willie Meggs declined to press charges against Winston last December because of inconsistencies and flaws in the evidence.
Since that time, Winston won the Heisman Trophy and led the Seminoles to the 2013 national championship. He has yet to lose a game at FSU.
Florida State fell to No. 2 after an 18-point win against Syracuse last Saturday.
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