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Report: Winston Lied About Jumping On Table, AD Made Call On Increased Suspension

Late Friday night, Florida State announced that star quarterback Jameis Winston would be suspended for the entire game against Clemson, not just the first half, as it was originally decided. Early Saturday morning, reporters started piecing together exactly what led to the increased penalty. Now, just hours before the contest is set to kick off, we've got the full story, via CNN's Rachel Nichols.

Nichols, piggybacking off of what FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman tweeted, reports that Winston denied standing on top of a table when he was yelling the vulgar phrase. After a number of student witnesses claimed otherwise, Winston came clean.

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So in short, Winston lied about just how much of a public declaration his outburst was, which doubled his suspension. Athletic director Stan Wilcox made the call, not head coach Jimbo Fisher.

The Seminoles will now by relying on sophomore Sean Maguire, who is set to make his first start, for the entire contest. It should be an interesting game, to say the least.

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