Tallahassee, Fla. — The resolution to Florida State's code of conduct investigation of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston might not come before the end of the football season despite imminent deadlines in the process.
The first deadline is Friday, when he and the woman who said he sexually assaulted her in December 2012 must strike one of three potential officials to preside over the hearing.
But when that formal hearing will take place remains unclear.
Both sides must still present possible dates for the hearing at an information session, then the university can set a date. But once a date is set, either side could request postponements of the hearing for a variety of reasons that would have to be individually reviewed.
Once the hearing concludes, a formal decision letter must then be sent to Winston within 10 class days, but that time limit could also be extended," FSU spokeswoman Browning Brooks explained in an email.
Both parties can view all materials related to the case at the information session and get details about the process and their rights.
Florida State announced last week it will use an independent official with no connection to the university for the hearing. The university selected three former Florida Supreme Court justices as possible officials, but has not publicly named them. Both sides can strike one.
Gurley likely still out
Georgia star tailback Todd Gurley apparently will remain suspended.
Following a meeting in Indianapolis between top schools officials and NCAA eligibility staff, UG president Jere Morehead said in a statement: "There is no new news at this time and no further comment is necessary."
Coach Mark Richt said on his Twitter feed he expects Gurley's indefinite suspension — reportedly involving autographs and memorabilia — to continue for No. 10 Georgia's game at Arkansas Saturday.
Aware there has been much speculation about Gurley's availability this week, Richt used social media to "try to clear up Todd's status."
Added Richt: "We will let you know if his status changes. Not anticipating it to change this week."
Gurley was suspended last week as Georgia began investigating allegations of rules violations.
Aloha Stadium officials will step up security at Hawaii football games after someone aimed a laser pointer at a visiting football player.
Deputy stadium manager Lois Manin says it could be difficult to spot laser pointers in stepped-up bag checks. She says reporting violations through the stadium's anonymous texting program will be more effective.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he has invited safety Eilar Hardy to return to the roster. Kelly says Hardy , one of five players held out of games over alleged academic dishonesty, is the only one of five players who have been held out of games who could return this season. Hardy hopes to get needed work done next week.
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