Jameis Winston accuser's FSU trial pushed back to September 2016
The trial between Jameis Winston's accuser and Florida State University has been pushed back to next September, a federal judge ruled late last week.
The federal lawsuit, filed by Zephyrhills' Erica Kinsman, had been scheduled for August but will now take place the week of Sept. 19, 2016, U.S. District Judge Mark E. Walker ruled Friday.
Kinsman and FSU asked for the delay in a joint motion, which says they're "also engaged in substantive negotiations" with mediation scheduled for Nov. 24.
Kinsman, a former FSU student, sued the school in January, alleging the university failed to follow its Title IX obligations in how it investigated and remedied her rape accusation against Winston.
Kinsman has also filed a separate lawsuit against Winston, now the Bucs' starting quarterback. A trial in that case has been scheduled for May 2017.