Greg Wallace, BLEACHERREPORT.COM
(Bleacher Report)—For Jameis Winston and Florida State, Friday was a rather interesting day.
While FSU and its Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback made final preparations for Saturday’s game at Syracuse, a trio of stories from major national news organizations came out alleging wrongdoing in the handling of the sexual assault allegations that were made against Winston by a Florida State student.
First came a Fox Sports report which stated that FSU attempted to hinder the investigation in the case.
Florida State responded to the report with a news release which stated that “the continual drumbeat of misinformation about the University’s actions causes harm to our students, faculty, alumni, supporters and the FSU community as a whole” and then proceeded to set out its timeline for how the allegations and the case was handled.
Then, a New York Times piece dropped which stated that the Winston case was just a symptom of a larger problem: Tallahassee police consistently and systematically protected Florida State football players in criminal matters that included domestic violence and motor vehicle theft.