Winston had an inappropriate and sexually charged outburst this week in the student union while on the FSU campus.
“Based upon the results of our continuing investigation of Tuesday’s incident involving Jameis Winston, we have decided to not play him for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday night,” interim Florida State president Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox said in a statement, via ESPN.
Winston allegedly mimicked a viral Internet video. Subsequently other FSU students took to social media to recount the outburst which left the Heisman trophy winner to later apologize.
“First of all, I want to apologize to the university, my coaches and to my teammates,” he said at the time. “I’m not a ‘me’ person, but in that situation, it was a selfish act, and that’s not how you do things around here.
“I want to apologize to my teammates because I have now made a selfish act for them. That’s all.”
A year ago Winston was investigated for sexual assault but no charges were filed. Later he was cited for stealing crab legs from a local grocery store and ordered to perform 20 hours of community service.
Backup quarterback Sean Maguire will be making his first start for FSU against No. 22 Clemson. Maguire, a sophomore, has just 26 pass attempts in his career.