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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

The Jameis Winston Saga And The Business Of College Athletics

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Florida State University's Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston is back in the news this week, but not for his athletic ability.

Winston was noticeably absent yesterday as two of his fellow FSU players faced a code of conduct hearing for observing a sexual encounter between Winston and a woman who alleged the quarterback raped her in 2012.

Winston was not charged criminally, but Florida State is under investigation by the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights for its handling of sexual assault cases.

Winston also raised eyebrows after seemingly shoplifting crab legs from a Tallahassee grocery store.

Don Capener, dean of Jacksonville University’s Davis College of Business, joined Melissa Ross to discuss the Winston saga, and the good, bad and ugly of sports culture in the university system.

You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.