Florida State Seminoles starting quarterback Jameis Winston is expected to start against the #6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish next Saturday, despite facing a discplinary hearing stemming from an alleged sexual assault back in December 2012, per an ESPN report.
"Of course," Winston said when asked if he would play against the Irish.
According to Josh Moyer of ESPN.com, Winston "has five school days to schedule an information hearing -- in which he'll be advised about his rights -- and a student conduct hearing will be held soon thereafter."
In addition to the disciplinary hearing, reports surfaced on Friday connecting Winston to the same autograph authenticator allegedly used by Georgia running back Todd Gurley. Gurley was suspended indefinitely after facing accusations that he accepted payments for his signatures.
"Kids sign things all the time," Fisher said. "So what do you want them to do -- stop signing stuff? We could make them not have any fans from that standpoint and not sign for anybody. That's what it's going to come to, and that's a shame for college football that we can't take a kid, somebody exploits a kid. Now, if they're getting paid for it, then I don't have any knowledge of that. I don't believe Jameis did."
Winston's year has been a sorted one to say the least. He missed time with the baseball team in May after stealing crab legs from a local supermarket. He was also suspended for FSU's game against Clemson after yelling a popular obscene phrase on campus.
Regardless, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner has produced on the field despite all of the distractions - throwing for 1,605 yards (in five starts) with 11 touchdowns against five interceptions.
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