When news broke about the alleged Jameis Winston sexual assault case, FSU came under heavy fire for not properly investigating the accusation and doing what many considered a coverup.  There’s been a new investigation launched into how FSU and the police handled the case.  Well nowww FSU has decided to launch a disciplinary hearing for Winston to determine whether or not he sexually assaulted a fellow FSU student in 2012.

Shay Marie

In a letter sent to Winston and his attorney on Friday and obtained by ESPN, FSU interim president Garnett Stokes and vice president for student affairs Mary B. Coburn notified Winston that he might be charged with as many as four violations of FSU’s student conduct code, two of which involve sexual conduct.

“To ensure an absolutely fair and impartial process, and to avoid any conflict created by the ongoing federal investigation and threatened civil litigation, the University will appoint an independent hearing officer to investigate and make findings regarding this matter,” FSU spokesperson Browning Brooks told ESPN on Saturday. “The use of an outside hearing officer is allowed under FSU procedures. Out of fairness to the students involved, we are exercising this option to remove any doubt about the integrity of the eventual outcome.”

Winston, who led Florida State to a 14-0 record and the BCS national championship last season, is expected to play for the Seminoles in Saturday’s game at Syracuse.