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Florida State’s Casher and Darby will remain with the program

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Two players linked to an alleged rape case at Florida State will be allowed to remain members of the university and the football program. Defensive end Chris Casher and defensive back Ronald Darby were not expelled from the university nor will they be removed from the football program according to a report by the Associated Press this week. A disciplinary board ruling determined neither player was guilty of violating the university’s code of conduct.

Casher and Darby were accused of witnessing Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston have sex with a woman. The woman accused Winston of raping her, but charges were never filed by authorities following an investigation. Casher and Darby were accused of violating the school’s policy against creating an environment of hostility toward any student. It was previously reported Darby was cleared of any violations against the school’s code of conduct, but the status of Casher was unconfirmed. The university also investigated Winston but found no reason to pursue any further action against him.

“It was a little surprising that both were not held responsible, but that is the panel’s discretion and she did feel as though the panel took their job seriously,” John Clune, an attorney representing the accuser said in a statement following the university’s ruling. “All that our client wanted was for the process to take place and these issues at Florida State not continue to be swept under the rug.”

The Department of Education is reviewing how Florida State handled the response of the alleged rape while an attorney representing the alleged victim has criticized the handling of the case by Tallahassee police.

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10 Responses to “Florida State’s Casher and Darby will remain with the program”
  1. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Jun 7, 2014 9:58 AM

    Forced Sex University.

  2. stopthemadness101 says: Jun 7, 2014 11:02 AM

    People have already made their minds up about this. The haters and people who want these allegations to be true will never accept anything to the contrary no matter what evidence is presented. Even if the remaining reviews and investigations clear FSU and TPD there will be people still convinced of a coverup or inside dealing. Haters gonna hate.

  3. chicagocane says: Jun 7, 2014 11:12 AM

    ur right but remember. UNC officials also cleared their administrators of wrongdoing with all this academic fraud…now ask yourself what YOU’RE assumption is in that case. You r being just as “selective” in what YOU choose to ultimately believe. blind lovers gonna love!

  4. Romulus says: Jun 7, 2014 11:49 AM

    I really don’t understand how these kids could not be suspended for one to three games, including crab legs Winston. If had seen the light off day…this would be a totally different story.

  5. musketmaniac says: Jun 7, 2014 12:08 PM

    Stop being moron.

  6. mcjon22 says: Jun 7, 2014 12:23 PM

    Lol players should be suspended for something no one was ever charged with.

    Never mind the facts listed in the 561 page investigation released by the state attorneys office;

    – Accuser claimed she was drunk/drugged but toxicology report showed nothing in her system from the past 48 hours

    – Accuser had multiple DNA samples on her underwear

    – Accuser hired a civil lawsuit lawyer 1 week before this became public in November

    – Accuser said in her statement the guy that attacked her was 5-10 and weighed 260 lbs and looked ‘Spanish’

    But hey, you are right guys. If someone is accused of something, they obviously are guilty

  7. donovandancy says: Jun 7, 2014 12:37 PM

    Nice hatchet job headline. They did not get penalized by the school, so why bother saying they “are allowed to remain with the team”

    Well gee, genius, i guess thats a real shocker since they didnt commit a code of conduct violation worthy of penalty. I guess the writer is just butt-hurt that FSU won this year

  8. rolltide510 says: Jun 7, 2014 2:44 PM

    You know what’s great? Winning championships with nothing hanging over them, and not having the entire country think your players are POS afterwords.

    Right, FSU and auburn fans?

  9. donovandancy says: Jun 7, 2014 2:51 PM

    If you dont think the whole country thinks the tide are POS, then you havent been paying attention mr deer antler, $45,000 car, swept under the rug, “charges dropped” Bama fan.

  10. noles44 says: Jun 7, 2014 10:31 PM

    Alabama is guilty just like the rest of us. They’ll get caught eventually.

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