Florida State suspends Jameis Winston for one half _lowres

Associated Press file photo by CHUCK BURTON -- Florida State's Jameis Winston

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jameis Winston will be a spectator in the first half of Florida State’s showdown against Clemson on Saturday after making “offensive and vulgar” comments about women — the latest embarrassment in a growing list of poor decisions off the field.

Florida State interim President Dr. Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox announced in a joint statement Wednesday that the quarterback also will undergo internal discipline, but did not provide details of the punishment.

Several students tweeted Winston stood on campus Tuesday and shouted a lascivious comment about female anatomy that may have derived from an internet meme.

The 20-year-old Winston addressed his inappropriate comments before Wednesday’s practice at his weekly press conference, saying: “I have to tone it down.”

The Heisman Trophy winner has made similar comments after previous incidents and Florida State seems to be growing less tolerant of his discretions.

While playing for the Florida State baseball team, he was suspended for three games and completed 20 hours of community service after acknowledging he stole $32 worth of crab legs from a local grocery store in April.

Before the football season, he said he had matured, learned what it takes to be a leader and understood that he needed to be more careful in his personal life.


QB ASH ENDS PLAYING CAREER: Quarterback David Ash is giving up football after struggling with the effects of multiple concussions, coach Charlie Strong said.

Ash missed most of last season because of at least one concussion and lingering symptoms. He had been cleared to return this season and played in Texas’ opening victory over North Texas.

Hours after that game, the junior reported experiencing headaches and dizziness.

Sophomore Tyrone Swoopes has started the last two games against BYU and UCLA, both losses.

Ash had previously said that some members of his family were concerned about his return to the field this year, but he wanted to keep playing.

West Virginia

CB WORLEY ARRESTED: West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley was arrested and accused of grabbing a woman around the neck and shoving her to the ground at a nightclub.

Morgantown police say when officers arrived early Sunday at Lux Nightclub, a crying woman said she was assaulted.

Police obtained a warrant for a battery charge and arrested Worley on Wednesday.

Detectives used surveillance video and interviewed the woman and witnesses.

Monday, Coach Dana Holgorsen announced the sophomore faced an indefinite suspension for violating team rules. He didn’t elaborate.

Michigan, Texas

TEAMS TO PLAY IN 2024, 2027: Texas and Michigan, whose only previous meeting was in the 2005 Rose Bowl, have agreed to a two-game deal to play in 2024 and 2027.

The schools announced the home-and-home series Wednesday. The first game would be in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The series matches two of the winningest program in NCAA history. Michigan ranks first with 912 victories, while Texas is third with 876.

Texas won the 2005 Rose Bowl 38-37 on a field goal on the final play of the Longhorns’ first appearance in a Bowl Championship Series game. Quarterback Vince Young, who accounted for 372 total yards and five touchdowns against the Wolverines, led Texas to the national championship the next season.