TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's legal adviser has requested a delay in his disciplinary hearing for an alleged sexual assault charge from 2012.
John Clune, a Title IX attorney for the woman Winston allegedly assaulted, received a copy of the letter Winston's legal adviser David Cornwell sent to the university requesting the hearing be delayed until December.
"We've all had access to the same information with minimal exception for months and months and months, so I don't know what the additional information is that takes more than a few days to prepare," said Clune. "Mr. Cornwell's job is to try to make sure this hearing never takes place, or at least not until after his client leaves school."
Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Major Harding is presiding over the hearing. FSU's policy requires that students be notified at least five class days before a disciplinary hearing is held, and Winston was notified Tuesday of his Nov. 17 hearing.
Winston is a contender for a second Heisman trophy and is FSU is considered one of the top contenders for the BCS Championship.