Less than thirty minutes before Jameis Winston's weekly press conference was set to begin, Florida State released a statement saying that Winston would miss the first half of play against Clemson on Saturday.
The following statement was released to the media:
JOINT STATEMENT BY FLORIDA STATE INTERIM PRESIDENT DR. GARNETT S. STOKES AND DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS STAN WILCOX9-17-2104As the university’s most visible ambassadors, student-athletes at Florida State are expected to uphold at all times high standards of integrity and behavior that reflect well upon themselves, their families, coaches, teammates, the Department of Athletics and Florida State University. Student-athletes are expected to act in a way that reflects dignity and respect for others.As a result of his comments yesterday, which were offensive and vulgar, Jameis Winston will undergo internal discipline and will be withheld from competition for the first half of the Clemson game.The University and athletics department will have no further comment on the matter.
With Winston to miss the first half against Clemson, FSU fans should expect Sean Maguire to be under center to start the biggest game of the year for the Seminoles so far. During FSU's 2013 campaign, Maguire went 13-for-21 for 116 yards and two touchdowns, with two interceptions.
Winston sat down with the media for his weekly press conference, but this time opened it with the following statement:
"First of all I want to apologize to the university, my coaches and my teammates. I'm not a me person, but in that situation, that was a selfish act and that's not how you do things around here. I really want to apologize to my teammates because I've done a selfish act. I did something, and I've got to accept my consequences."