It continues to look like Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher may be leaving for Texas A&M, although nothing has been made official yet.
However, it appears the Aggies may have done some background research into their potential new coach. According to Bryan Fischer of College Football Talk, Texas A&M vetted Fisher’s handling of the Jameis Winston rape case. The Aggies reportedly reached out to multiple NFL people who did background work on the case several years ago.
Two sources say that as part of Texas A&M’s pursuit of Jimbo Fisher, school vetted his handling of Jameis Winston case. Aggies reached out to a few folks in NFL who did bkg work on it several years ago.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) November 29, 2017
Winston allegedly sexually assaulted and raped a woman in 2013. The case has lasted for several years, as Florida State paid $950,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging a Title IX violation by the university.
Fisher coached Winston from 2012-14, which includes the period of time when Winston’s case first came about.
While the Seminoles have reportedly started looking for potential replacements for Fisher, Football Scoop reported on Wednesday that there is a “quiet optimism” from Texas A&M that a deal will get done.
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