Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared on four conduct-code violations Sunday after a retired judge concluded there was not enough evidence to support a two-year-old sexual-assault allegation lodged against the Heisman Trophy winner. Retired Florida State Supreme Court Chief Justice Major Harding wrote that neither of the accounts provided—by Winston and the woman who accused him of sexual assault in December 2012—was “substantially stronger” than the another, according to a letter obtained by the Tampa Bay Times. “I cannot find with any confidence that the events as set forth by [Winston and the woman] or a particular combination thereof is more probably than not as required to find you responsible for a violation of the code,” Harding wrote. Winston will not face any discipline and is cleared to play in the Rose Bowl against Oregon. No charges were filed against Winston after the initial criminal investigation by the State Attorney’s Office in 2013.
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