Jameis Winston’s statement following case announcement

On Thursday, Florida State Attorney Willie Meggs announced that FSU quarterback Jameis Winston would not be charged in connection to the sexual assault case.

Meggs found that there wasn’t enough evidence at this time to charge the Heisman Trophy candidate.

Following the announcement, Winston released the following statement:

“I want to thank my family, friends, coaches and teammates for standing by me during a difficult time. I also want to thank the State Attorney’s Office for examining all of the facts and reaching a decision in a conclusive manner. It’s been difficult to stay silent through this process, but I never lost faith in the truth and in who I am. I’m very relieved I’ll be able to continue my education at Florida State and I’m excited I can now get back to helping our team achieve its goals.”

With the decision, Winston and the No. 1-ranked Seminoles can get back to focusing solely on the task at hand. On Saturday they face off against No. 20 Duke for the ACC Championship. A win in Charlotte and the ‘Noles are headed to the BCS Championship Game.