FSU policy is to suspend any player charged with a felony, as was the case with wide receiver Greg Dent this summer. But the Sentinel reported language in FSU athletics’ code of conduct that allows for a player to avoid automatic suspension if “extraordinary circumstances” are present.
It’s a vague, open-ended clause that does give the FSU athletic department some leeway in these situations.
Winston has yet to be charged with a crime, as the case remains under review with the state attorney office. Earlier today, Winston’s attorney decried the leaked DNA report that came out Wednesday. The alleged victim is scheduled to meet with investigators today, according to ESPN.com.