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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Reports: Feds open Florida State inquiry

By ESPN.com staff

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has opened an investigation into Florida State's handling of sexual assault allegations against quarterback Jameis Winston, according to a letter obtained by USA Today Sports.

A Florida State student said she was raped by Winston in December 2012. Deadspin.com reported Thursday that school officials met with Winston in January 2013 to discuss the matter, but the school might have violated federal law by delaying its investigation and meeting with Winston, alone, despite legal advice to the contrary.

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