Florida State NCAA college football quarterback Jameis Winston arrives at Florida State’s Materials Research building for his student code on conduct hearing, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Don Juan Moore)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been cleared of the allegations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing this month.
The hearing focused on sexual assault allegations a former student brought against Winston two years ago. A prosecutor decided not to criminally charge him, citing a lack of evidence.
Former Florida Supreme Court judge Major Harding wrote in a letter to Winston that the evidence was “insufficient to satisfy the burden of proof.”
The hearing was to determine whether Winston violated four sections of the code of conduct — two for sexual misconduct and two for endangerment.
The ramifications for Winston ranged from a reprimand to expulsion from school.
The woman can request an appeal within five days.