Student Conduct Hearing Held For Jameis Winston's Roommates

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Two Florida State Football players involved in the Jameis Winston sexual assault investigation could be facing discipline from the university.

The hearing took place at a conference room at the FSU's President's Office Tuesday.

Only Eyewitness News was there as a student conduct hearing involving football players Ronald Darby and Chris Casher was about to resume.

We were asked to leave.

When we did, the doors to the hallway were closed to protect the students' privacy as required by federal and state law.

At issue is Darby and Casher's conduct the night leading to the Jameis Winston sex abuse investigation.

The two football players told police they were with Winston at a bar when he met and then took home a young woman.

The young woman claimed Winston raped her, but the case wasn't prosecuted.

Darby and Casher told Tallahassee Police they peeked into Winston's bedroom while he was having sex with the woman.

Casher later told police he videotaped then erased part of that sex encounter.

According to FSU's Code of Student Conduct, the university's jurisdiction is generally limited to student conduct on campus.

While the events of that night took place at a bar and off campus housing, FSU's conduct code also says the university can initiate proceedings when it chooses.

The stakes for Darby and Casher are high.

If they're found to have violated the conduct code, they could face sanctions ranging from a reprimand to being permanently kicked off campus.

Darby's attorney told us he'd speak to us after today's hearing but never did.

Jameis Winston's attorney tells us the quarterback was never asked or notified to be a witness in the hearing.

Winston is currently in North Carolina for the ACC Baseball Tournament.


A university disciplinary hearing is underway for Jameis Winston's two teammates who were witnesses in a sexual assault investigation against him.
Chris Casher and Ronald Darby were expected to attend the hearing.
Winston was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at an off-campus apartment in December, 2012, but the state attorney decided no charges would be filed due to lack of evidence.
According to ESPN.com, Casher and Darby face discipline related to their actions the morning of the Winston incident and possible sexual-misconduct and invasion-of-privacy violations of the FSU code of conduct.
Casher and Darby both claimed to see the accuser and Winston engaging in a sexual act they say was consensual.
Winston's attorney, Tim Jansen, tells WCTV that Jameis was never notified or asked to attend Tuesday's hearing.
Winston is currently in North Carolina for the ACC baseball tournament.
University officials declined comment on the hearing, citing state and federal laws.
Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for more on this developing story.


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