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Report: Florida State Has Reopened The Title IX Investigation Into The Jameis Winston Sexual Assault Allegations

Update: Winston's advisor, attorney David Cornwell, has released a very strongly worded statement about this reopened investigation.

">September 5, 2014

Earlier: After making it through last season, it seemed like the book on the sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback and Heisman winner Jameis Winston had all but been closed. As of today, that is not the case. According to reports, Florida State has reopened the Title IX investigation into the case, after receiving more information from the accuser. CollegeFootballTalk has more:

Another attorney for the accuser, John Clune, confirmed to both the Tampa Bay Times and USA Today that Florida State has restarted its Title IX investigation into the allegations by, finally, speaking to his client. The meeting, which took place early last month, was the first time school officials had spoken to the alleged victim.

USA Today wrote that “Clune said the lengthy interview with his client gave FSU more information than it previously had from the Tallahassee police department investigation.” Based on their interaction with the school recently, the accuser’s legal team “expect[s] that there will be code of conduct charges that will be brought” against Winston.

“There’s no basis not to bring those charges now,” Clune added.

 CFT also went into the possible punishments, if Winston is found to be in violation from this latest investigation.

If found to be in violation of FSU’s code of conduct. Winston could face punitive measures that range from expulsion from school all the way down to probation and a verbal reprimand. The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights mandates that Title IX investigations should take no longer than 60 days.

We'll bring any updates on this story as it unfolds.

[USA Today via CFT]