Florida State Seminoles starting quarterback Jameis Winston's initial half-game suspension for jumping up on a table and screaming an expletive-laden, sexually charged phrase in public has now been amended to a full-game suspension.
So reports ESPN's Brett McMurphy:
FSU announces Jameis Winston will not play in entire game vs. Clemson
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 20, 2014
Florida State interim president Garnett S. Stokes was the one to initially ban Winston for the first half of Saturday's contest against the #22 Clemson Tigers - a suspension that some argued was too lenient in light of Winston's other troubles during his time on campus.
"He was wrong, and he made a mistake and a bad error in judgment," head coach Jimbo Fisher said after the first suspension was handed down, via Jared Shanker of ESPN.com. "That's water under the bridge. We got to move on and get ready for this game."
However, whether it was new information that was brought to the program's attention or a late change or heart, the Seminoles have decided that a full-game benching is in order.
Sophomore quarterback Sean Maguire will start in Winston's place it what could prove to be a crucial game for Florida State in regards to both the ACC title race and the new College Football Playoff.
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