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Jameis Winston plans to stay at FSU two more years

College Football

Winston Plans 2 More Years At FSU

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State QB Jameis Winston said coach Jimbo Fisher was correct when he said the Heisman Trophy winner might play two more years for the Seminoles.

Winston said Thursday that's his plan.

The redshirt freshman said he and Fisher — who said Wednesday that the QB will be in Tallahassee two more years — have a good relationship, "so whatever he says most likely is true."

"Obviously, I'm a big baseball person, so that's an accurate statement because I plan on playing baseball next season anyway," said Winston, expected to be FSU's closer this season. "Obviously, I'm not even worried about the (NFL) draft and stuff like that. I'm worried about winning championships here at Florida State."

More College Football: D.J. Law, a running back and safety from Haines City High who submitted signed national letters of intent to Utah, Mississippi and East Mississippi Community College, was released from his obligation to Mississippi. … West Virginia defensive coordinator Keith Patterson left the program. … Washington suspended QB Cyler Miles and WR Damore'ea Stringfellow indefinitely for violation of team rules. Both are expected to start. … RB Kalen Ballage signed a national letter of intent with Arizona State. A snowstorm had prevented him from filing paperwork Wednesday.

NFL

Vikings retain accused coach

The Vikings finalized their assistants, retaining special teams coordinator Mike Priefer, the target of a discrimination complaint by ex-punter Chris Kluwe. Last month Kluwe said Priefer made gay slurs around the team. Priefer denied it. The team's independent investigation will likely conclude in a couple of weeks.

More NFL: The Seahawks signed former USF quarterback B.J. Daniels to a 2014 future contract. Daniels was released from the active roster Nov. 16 and re-signed to the practice squad two days later.

Et Cetera

Autos: Army National Guard sponsorship funding will switch to Graham Rahal's car for the IndyCar season. The Rahal organization sought the sponsorship last fall, but Panther Racing appealed to keep the contract it has held since 2008. … Texas Motor Speedway announced a three-year sponsorship for its April 6 Sprint Cup race with Duck Commander, the brand of duck calls and Robertson family owned company from Duck Dynasty. The race is now the Duck Commander 500. ... Memo Gidley was released from a hospital. He had three surgeries for injuries suffered Jan. 25 in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Tennis: Rafael Nadal will miss next week's ATP tournament in Buenos Aires after a stomach virus set back his return from a back injury. He did not speculate on other tournaments.

Soccer: Captain Nemanja Vidic, 32, will leave Manchester United after eight years at the end of the season. … Former Portland Timbers forward Eddie Johnson is suing the MLS team for $9.9 million, alleging that he was allowed to practice in 2012 with concussion symptoms.

Times wires

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