By Dory LeBlanc
According to State Attorney Willie Meggs, no sexual assault charges will be filed against Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston. Meggs making the announcement in a news conference on Thursday afternoon.
For the first nine games of the 2013 season, everything was coming up roses for the Florida State Seminoles. As the No. 1 ranked team in the nation prepares for the ACC Championship Game Saturday, it appears it still is.
The Seminoles were facing their first real shot at a national football championship since 1999, led by Heisman frontrunner, red-shirt freshman Jameis Winston.
They had coasted to a 9-0 record while Winston had become one of the most prolific players in the country, passing for over 2,600 yards and 26 touchdowns with only seven interceptions and adding three TDs on the ground.
Then, just like that, it seemed as if it would all change.
On November 13th, TMZ.com broke a story that Winston, the always-smiling, exhuberant QB, was possibly involved in a sexual assault.
In the short time since, the college football world had become engulfed in the unfortunate situation, with most media members choosing their words carefully and keeping Winston's on the field performance in the forefront.
Tim Brando, host of College Football Today, reminded people to tread lightly in situations like this on the Ron and Ian Show.
"I agree with you that it is very serious; it is very delicate. Those of us in the media business, you can't just dismiss it because then you're being heavy-handed with the alleged victim, but at the same time I think you have to tread very, very carefully because we just don't know."
It seems as if now we do.
The Florida State Attorney General's Office held a press conference Thursday afternoon and annouced charges will not be filed against Winston.