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Florida State clears one football player of misconduct in sexual assault case

Florida State cleared football player Ronald Darby of any conduct violations related to witnessing a sexual encounter between quarterback Jameis Winston and a former student in December 2012, according to Tico Gimbel, Darby's attorney.

The woman had accused Winston of sexual assault. A year later, the State Attorney's Office declined to press criminal charges against Winston, who maintains the sex was consensual.

Chris Casher, who also appeared at the conduct hearing last month, had admitted to police that he had recorded part of the incident between Winston and his accuser before later deleting it. According to USA Today, Casher's attorney would not say if his client had been found guilty of violating university rules.

"Out of respect for the process and FERPA, I can't tell you the details of what the decision is," Adam Ellis told USA Today. "I can tell you that we're pleased with it. We felt like Chris had a fair hearing. We feel like they gave him a fair shake."

Florida State clears one football player of misconduct in sexual assault case 06/04/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 6:57pm]
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