Profiles in chutzpah

Jameis Winston’s attorney is objecting to FSU’s planned disciplinary hearing because the school hasn’t conducted it in a timely manner.

“Winston’s cooperation came with the expectation that the process would be fair,” Cornwell wrote in the letter. “In this regard, I advise FSU that I believe ‘Mr. Winston is entitled to an explanation for FSU’s decision to ignore its own policy with respect to the timeliness of the Title IX process.'”

I think we’d all like to hear that explanation.

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23 responses to “Profiles in chutzpah

  1. Bulldog Joe

    Yet another delay tactic. Painfully obvious all parties are in on it until Jameis turns pro in January and FSU has another national championship.

    Run out the clock and everyone moves on as if nothing happened.

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    • Governor Milledge

      Exactly, it is purely a delay tactic by the attorney. The Student Code notes that 12 months is not hard and fast:

      “That’s not a precise rule, however, according to the school’s sexual harassment policy, which states: complaints “will generally not be investigated” more than a year from the filing date of the complaint. There’s a caveat for the rule, however, that says, “unless appropriate in the judgment” of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance.”

      http://www.si.com/college-football/2014/10/14/jameis-winston-david-cornwell

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      • Governor Milledge

        The other thing too with this is FSU has a very strong interest in conducting some sort of hearing re: Winston. FSU as an institution is defending itself against Title IX violations, and a finding that the extended delay was purely due to Winston’s camp delaying & obstructing the investigation would probably burnish FSU’s apparent bungling of this matter. Title IX violations can carry a heavy hammer with the Feds

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  2. HahiraDawg

    He would be an idiot if he subjected himself to this hearing. I correct myself, he is an idiot. Still, it won’t happen.

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  3. John Denver is full of shit...

    ah whatever. lawya’s gonna lawya.
    Anyone see/hear Herbstreit justify Jimbo’s stance?

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  4. JG Shellnutt

    For what it’s worth, the pop up ad on the blog this morning was an extended commercial for the Maxwell House factory in Jacksonville between the Landing and Everbark Field. For several years, I joked that the smell of Maxwell House coffee made me depressed, like I had just lost. For the last few years (and hopefully continuing for the next many), the smell of Maxwell House is the smell of victory.

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  5. Go Dawgs!

    Why the delay? Clearly we thought the national championship would make people forget about this case and it hasn’t.

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  6. joe

    And still, jameis plays while Todd sits. If we don’t play Todd this week, I will have completely given up. We are playing by a set of rules that no longer exist.

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  7. Scorpio Jones, III

    Hey…cool…Winston hired John LeCarre’ They gonna write a book? Jamais Winston, the Unlikely Spy?

    If, as has been pointed out, a lawyer’s first job is to keep the client out of court, Smiley is doing a great job.

    Man, the price some schools are willing to pay to win a glass football for their trophy case.

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  8. It is painfully obvious that FSU will do absolutely nothing to Winston. They are well past the point of no return. In for a penny, in for a pound. As many stated last week, the NCAA blueprint is there for the world to see, yet UGA bumbles down its own path. The two state universities could not be more different. We are what we are.

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  9. Russ

    Apparently it wasn’t an accident that Auburn and FSU played for the MNC last year. Corruption has its rewards.

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  10. And we ain’t what we ain’t

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  11. Merk

    Any other school would play Gurley this week and if another week warranted, then they would use the Charleston Southern game for it.

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  12. AusDawg85

    Gurley served his time last year…problem solved!

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  13. So what is the point in a school hearing? They gonna do what the police can’t?? Lol! What a circus….

    Watch this idiot walk and get another title while were rack up another moral victory championship.

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    • Nashville West

      Actually they can do what the police can’t do. The police have to have probable cause to arrest him with proof beyond a reasonable doubt to convict and the conviction must be unanimous. FSU on the other hand must only have a reasonable basis to bring charges and a preponderance of the evidence (51%yes/49%no) to find a violation.

      It is quite possible that someone won’t be found guilty of a crime but will be found liable in an administrative or civil action (for example, O.J. Simpson). If Winston is found to have committed the sexual assault he could face expulsion from FSU.

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  14. 69Dawg

    I’d love to be the Federal investigator on this Title IX investigation. He doesn’t care about Jameis he cares about the process. This whole hearing is to try and save FSU’s butt. I’m sure the attorney is more than happy to bring this up and he is right. If FSU’s administration wasn’t “all in” with Jimbo and Jamis this would have been held on a timely basis. Hell he could have been suspended for more baseball games. The Feds can punish the school by withholding Fed funds. We are about to find out if Federal funding means more to a school than ESPN funding.

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    • 79Dawg

      Precisely – none of the sports media appears to appreciate the position Jimbo, Jameis and the FSU administration have put the university in. The NCAA can’t hold the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights’ jock-strap; they can pull any federal funding FSU receives, make FSU students ineligible for federal aid, etc. if they find that FSU didn’t comply with Title IX. And Jimbo’s idiotic statements to the effect of “there’s not a victim” are simply building the DOE’s case that FSU has covered this whole thing up to protect an athlete, pre-judged the situation and didn’t have any process for dealing with Title IX complaints. FSU is trying to develop a “process” now, but it is not going to be enough to pull their butts out of the fire because they have spent the last 2 years screwing around, and created all these soft pockets for Jameis’ attorney to now attack and use to run circles around FSU…
      As the SI guy said last weekend, it is Jameis’ best interest to drop out of FSU, and it is probably in FSU’s (the university, not the football factory) best interests that he do as well…

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  15. Fun fact: Garnett Stokes used to be dean of the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences!

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