According to ESPN
, Florida State is doing a required investigation on Jameis Winston in relation to 2012 accusations of rape by a female student despite the state's declining to charge the quarterback in the matter.
An attorney representing Winston's accuser says FSU is following through with its Title IX investigation and that school officials interviewed the woman for the first time in early August. She initially reported the alleged rape to police in December 2012.
It was a development Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said wouldn't serve as a distraction for the top-ranked football team.
"No, this team moves on," Fisher said Thursday. "I have no idea how that'll go, what it's about. That's for other people to find out. We're just here playing ball."
Title IX mandates schools investigate and adjudicate sexual harassment and violence cases separate of any criminal investigation, and says schools should not wait for any criminal investigation to conclude.
The state attorney's office began investigating Winston in November 2013, but no charges were filed because of insufficient evidence.