Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was great on Saturday night during the Seminoles’ thrilling 31-27 win over Notre Dame. The redshirt sophomore went 23-for-31 with 273 passing yards, two touchdowns and an interception against the Fighting Irish. On the season, Winston has completed 70.6 percent of his passes for 1,878 yards with 13 touchdowns and six interceptions, and you can make a really good case that he deserves to be among the favorites to win the Heisman for the second straight year.
According to a report by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, this will likely be Winston’s last season at FSU, as he is reportedly going to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft. According to La Canfora, Winston loves playing college baseball and football, but due to “multiple investigations into him, and what has become an adversarial relationship with school officials,” the reigning Heisman Trophy winner will say goodbye to Tallahassee once this year ends.
Some have suggested that Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston might drop out of school as a way to avoid the institution’s investigation into prior sexual assault charges brought against him, as well as an inquiry into whether he violated NCAA rules for being compensated for autographs, but several sources close to him said that is in no way a consideration.
Winston intends to fight vigilantly to maintain his innocence in both instances, however, given the current state of his relationship with the upper reaches of FSU, it has become a certainty he will declare for the NFL Draft.
While it is unfortunate that two investigations into off-the-field issues are reportedly driving Winston to make his decision, ‘Noles fans can take some solace knowing that their star quarterback’s career will likely end with another ACC Championship and, possibly, another national title.