How long can Jameis Winston's lawyers delay?
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How long can Jameis Winston's lawyers delay?
Friday November 7th, 2014

The attorney for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's accuser said the disciplinary hearing set for Nov. 17 may be postponed, reports Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times.

The hearing was scheduled to determine if Winston violated four sections of the code of conduct - two for sexual misconduct and two for endangerment. According to the report, the accuser's attorney said Winston's adviser asked for more time to prepare for the case. An initial report said the case had been postponed but was later clarified to say the request for delay hasn't been granted yet.

Winston was accused of sexual assault in December 2012. In November 2013, the state's attorney announced that it was opening an investigation into the accusation. The investigation was completed a month later, and no charges were filed. Authorities have been criticized for being slow to act in investigating the woman's claim. In October, a FOX Sports report alleged that university administrators and Tallahassee police took steps to "hide and then hinder" an investigation.

Former Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding was recently chosen as the hearing officer for Winston's case. It is not known when a decision on whether to postpone the hearing will be made.

Last month, Florida State sent a letter to its supporters detailing its actions and handling of the Winston sexual assault case.

Florida State is currently being investigated by the Department of Education on how hit handles possible Title IX violations. Winston’s accuser filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, which decided the university should be investigated for possible Title IX violations over the way it responds to sexual violence complaints

Winston and the No. 2 Seminoles (8-0) host Virginia on Saturday.

This post has been updated to account for changes in the initial report.

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