The lawyer for Florida State University’s quarterback Jameis Winston is seeking a delay in the quarterbacks upcoming student conduct hearing for up to 4 violations that Winston may face for his involvement in an alleged sexual assault incident from December of 2012.
David Cronwell, Winston’s Atlanta based attorney, requested the delay in a letter sent to FSU officials on Thursday.
While there has been no indication of how much time Cronwell has requested for the delay, we do know that Florida State had informed the woman’s attorneys to be prepared for the hearing on November 17th.
There has obviously been some question raised on the side of the accuser, with the woman’s attorney John Clune stating, “Mr. Cornwell obviously doesn’t want his client to ever do this hearing.”
Depending on whether or not the request for the delay is met, there could be some impact on the remainder of Florida State’s 2014 season depending on whether or not Winston is found to be in any kind of violation of the Conduct code of the University.
If Winston is found to be guilty in any regard, it is quite possible that he would face some form of suspension from the University, and the Seminoles football program.
While Florida State has played one game this season without the help of Winston, who was suspended for a full game following his yelling a vulgar phrase in the student union. While Florida State did win the game, there was sme serious chinks shown in the armor of Florida States without their Heisman winning quarterback at the helm.
With the in-state rival the University of Florida Gators still on the schedule, as well as the Seminoles likely participation in the ACC Championship game, Florida State would definitely be at serious risk of taking a loss if they at any point lose the services of their skilled quarterback.
Aside from the remainder of the regular season, a suspension may also impact the hopes of the Seminoles in this year’s newly established College Football Playoffs.
Whether or not the delay is granted, yet remains to be seen, but the result could have a major impact.