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Jameis Winston hearing set for week of Nov. 17

Jamies Winston has not been arrested or charged with a crime and has denied any wrongdoing through his attorneys. [AP photo]
Jamies Winston has not been arrested or charged with a crime and has denied any wrongdoing through his attorneys. [AP photo]
Published Nov. 6, 2014

The months-long ordeal surrounding sexual assault allegations against Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston could be drawing to a close.

FSU has scheduled a code of conduct hearing for Winston during the week of Nov. 17, an attorney for Winston's accuser said Tuesday evening.

"We have been advised by Florida State that the hearing on Mr. Winston's code of conduct violations for sexual assault will be held the week of the 17th of November," her attorney, John Clune, said in an email. "We have advised the school that we are available and will be ready to proceed."

The hearing will center on whether the reigning Heisman Trophy winner violated any or all of four parts of the school's code of conduct in a sexual encounter in December 2012. Winston has not been arrested or charged with a crime and has denied any wrongdoing through his attorneys.

Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Major Harding will determine whether Winston is responsible for any or all of the violations. Potential punishments range from probation to expulsion.

"FSU gives (the woman) 20 months to file a complaint and Jameis 13 days to learn 1,000 documents. #dueprocess??" Winston's adviser, David Cornwell, said Tuesday night via Twitter.

Either side can request postponements of the scheduled date.

The hearing is scheduled for the week the defending national champions host Boston College game. No. 2 FSU hosts Virginia on Saturday and plays at rival Miami on Nov. 15.

Contact Matt Baker at mbaker@tampabay.com. Follow @MBakerTBTimes.