Sexual Assault Decision Will Make Or Break Jameis Winston's Heisman Candidacy

By Michael Pidgeon
Jameis Winston
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Florida State‘s Heisman Trophy front-runner Jameis Winston will find out today at 2 p.m. ET if he will be charged in the sexual allegations pending against him. The due date for Heisman votes is December 9, so today’s results will make or break Winston’s chances at winning the Heisman Trophy this season.

For the time being, Jameis should be given the Heisman Trophy based on how he has played this year and the fact that Florida State is one of the two teams that will likely play in the BCS National Championship on January 6. However, that may all change if Jameis is charged with sexual assault.

The fact that the alleged sexual assault occurred exactly 363 days ago puts this entire case under a huge microscope. Why is there such a huge gap between the day it occurred and the day Winston will find out if he will be charged or not? The question of whether or not the accuser wanted to press charges when the assault first occurred is still a very fuzzy situation. Did she just wait until Winston got famous enough before she pushed it? There are so many questionable occurrences in this entire case that if Winston is charged I would personally be shocked.

If Jameis isn’t charged expect him to win the Heisman, but if he is charged it will open the door for another player to win the trophy. As of right now, the Heisman voters and everyone at FSU will hold their breath until the outcome is determined.

Michael Pidgeon is a Los Angeles Dodgers writer for Rant “Like” him on Facebook, Follow him on Twitter @1AndOnlyPidgeon, add him to your network on Google or e-mail him at

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