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Winston lawyer pushes for decision; other incidents reported

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While a report of two incidents involving Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston surfaced Wednesday, his lawyer met with the state attorney to request a decision be made soon on whether charges would be filed in an unrelated alleged sexual assault.

Winston's attorney, Tim Jansen, expressed concern to Willie Meggs' office after it said it could be two weeks or more before a determination is made on whether charges would be filed after an investigation.

Jansen is worried that Winston's Heisman Trophy candidacy could be affected because voters are required by cast their ballots by Dec. 9.

Winston, a leading contender for the Heisman as a redshirt freshman, is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault in December 2012. Jansen maintains that the sex was consensual, but the alleged victim went public with a statement that she was raped.

"We expressed our concerns that the delay would affect Mr. Winston's reputation, voters in the Heisman and Florida State's ability to go to the national championship game," Jansen said Wednesday, according to ESPN.com. "We're hoping this cloud can be lifted sooner rather than later."

Meanwhile, another report surfaced Wednesday of two separate incidents that involved Winston.

Police questioned Winston and some of his teammates in November 2012 after windows were broken during a BB gun battle near Doak Campbell Stadium. Then, in July, police was called by an employee at a Burger King who complained of Winston stealing soda.

In each case, Winston was not arrested or charged.

Jansen said he had no knowledge of the latest incidents.

In the BB gun shooting, Tallahassee police were called to Legacy Suites apartments on Nov. 29, 2012, by a manager who reported that 13 windows were damaged by players shooting at each other. Winston told Tallahassee police officers that there was a battle involving teammates, but he denied shooting a gun.

In the restaurant incident, Winston was not interviewed after Burker King decided not to pursue charges. According to the incident report, Winston entered the restaurant with three friends and filled ketchup cups and then a water cup repeatedly with soda after an employee asked him to stop.

Winston, 19, has led the unbeaten Seminoles to a No. 2 national ranking in his first season as a starter. Florida State (11-0) plays Florida in its regular-season finale on Saturday.
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