Florida State officials have agreed to postpone quarterback Jameis Winston’s upcoming student conduct code hearing until Dec. 1, people familiar with the process told ESPN.com Wednesday.
The delay comes at the request of Winston’s attorney, David Cornwell, who told FSU officials he hadn’t had sufficient time to review the evidence. FSU officials had previously informed Winston and the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her in December 2012 that the hearing would take place next week.
The hearing will now take place two days after Florida State (No. 3 CFP, No. 2 AP) closes the regular season against rival Florida at Doak Campbell Stadium. Under FSU’s student conduct rules and regulations, the school will provide him with a written decision within 10 school days of the hearing or later “if additional consideration of evidence and deliberation is required.” Both Winston and the woman who accused him are entitled to appeal the decision.
The decision to delay the hearing was reached Wednesday after a teleconference with Cornwell, FSU officials and John Clune, the woman’s Title IX attorney.
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