Winston remains in hot water

Friday was not a great day for Florida State football.

Hours after Fox Sports and The New York Times published reports about the school's mishandling of the Jameis Winston sexual assault investigation, ESPN's Mark Schlabach reported that FSU officials informed Winston on Friday that he will face a disciplinary hearing into charges related to the alleged assault in 2012.

According to the school's student conduct policy, Winston has five school days to contact the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities to schedule an information hearing, and the student conduct hearing would be held as soon as possible afterward to determine whether or not he is charged.

Winston, who did not have criminal charges brought against him by the state's district attorney in Tallahassee in December 2013 after a three-week investigation, is still scheduled to start for the Seminoles today at Syracuse.

Florida State is presently being investigated by the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights to determine whether the school properly protected the Title IX rights of Winston's accuser.

One more thing to keep an eye on that came out on Friday: Winston has been linked to the same authenticator that is involved in the Todd Gurley autograph/license investigation. Gurley, of course, has been suspended indefinitely for allegedly violating NCAA rules that prohibit such dealings.

Dave Miller, the college football editor for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.

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