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Florida State star Jameis Winston "was never notified" to attend a disciplinary hearing for football teammates Chris Casher and Ronald Darby that was attended by the woman who accused Winston of rape, his attorney said Tuesday.
Attorney Tim Jansen told ESPN.com that Winston was never asked to attend Tuesday's hearing and instead was with the Seminoles' baseball team in North Carolina for the ACC tournament.
Jansen also said Winston likely would have been required to testify if called upon by the school and that he has no reason to believe there would be any more issues that would prolong Winston's involvement in the school's investigation, as either a witness or a suspect.
Florida State issued a statement Tuesday saying it is a violation of state and federal law for the school to comment on student disciplinary hearings.
An attorney for the accuser previously told ESPN.com that Winston was listed as a witness for the hearing.
|Florida State's Jameis Winston "was never notified" to attend a disciplinary hearing for two of his teammates, his attorney said Tuesday.|
"My client will be present," Baine P. Kerr told ESPN.com in an email Monday. "Winston, Casher and Darby are listed as witnesses also and we expect they will comply."
Casher, a defensive end, and Darby, a defensive back, met with the university discipline board Tuesday after being charged with violations of the school's code of conduct. The two faced charges after they told police they witnessed sex between Winston and the woman who accused him of rape. Casher told police that he videotaped a portion of the incident but deleted the footage.
Winston's accuser testified at the hearing. The conduct board has 10 days to make a recommendation to the dean of students.
Casher made a statement, apologizing to the accuser and saying, "I honestly did not believe that any of us had broken the law or done anything wrong."
Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, has never answered questions in the case.
Winston faced felony charges after being accused of sexually assaulting the woman at an off-campus apartment on Dec. 7, 2012. However, the state attorney decided this past December not to press charges against Winston due to a lack of evidence.
ESPN.com previously reported that DNA found in the woman's underwear matched Winston's. Jansen said Winston had consensual sex with the woman. But the woman's attorney, Patricia Carroll, said Winston raped her client.
John Clune, another attorney representing the accuser, told ESPN.com in an email that the woman who accused Winston is cooperating with the university in the investigation of Casher and Darby.
Information from ESPN.com's Matt Fortuna, Jared Shanker and Mark Schlabach and The Associated Press was used in this report.