No news good news for FSU's Winston

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - No news is good news for the FSU football team when it comes to the investigation into sexual assault allegations made against star quarterback Jameis Winston.

The team leaves for a conference championship game on Thursday, but it is unlikely the case will be resolved before they leave.

In the midst of the investigation, Florida State moved to the No. 1 spot in the latest BCS poll -- the first time in more than a decade.

The biggest question now is whether Winston will still be eligible to play in the conference championship this coming Saturday.

"We just have a few things left that we feel like we need to do, and we're working on them presently," said Attorney Willie Meggs. "When asked about a time table, he replied, "Well, you know, I'd hate to set a time table. I don't know when you're dependent on other people."

The state's attorney said he still has questions waiting for answers, but he says if he doesn't get that information, that may be all the answer he needs. 

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FSU Head Coach Jimbo Fisher has refused to answer questions about the investigation.

Winston got off to a slow start Saturday, throwing an interception, then recovering. Fisher says Winston is handling the pressure well.

"He's prepared very well and I think he's played very well and he's led our team very well," said Fisher.

Until the allegations surfaced, Winston was considered a frontrunner for the Heisman trophy -- a trophy that is being voted on next week.

Winston's attorney has asked the state to speed up its investigation, but Meggs says a decision on what to do will be made when the time is right.

"You know, I'm not working on the Heisman schedule or the football schedule," Meggs said. "We're working as hard as we can work."

The case is not expected to be resolved before Thursday, when FSU leaves for its conference championship game in Charlotte. 

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