As if handing Jameis Winston the first loss of his college career Thursday in a 59-20 Rose Bowl thrashing wasn’t enough, Oregon’s players mocked Winston after the game by chanting “No means no” to the beat of the Florida State war chant.
The chant was a not-so-subtle reference to the allegations that Winston raped a female Florida State student in 2012. The state’s attorney’s office declined to file charges against Winston, and a retired Florida Supreme Court justice ruled in December that there was insufficient evidence to charge Winston with violating FSU’s student conduct code. But the allegations have haunted Winston throughout his two years as the Noles’ starter, especially given a host of off-the-field issues that have included stealing crab legs from a Tallahassee grocery store and shouting a vulgar phrase in the middle of the FSU student union.
Winston was far from the only reason the Seminoles looked overmatched Thursday in Pasadena, but his play didn’t help the Noles’ cause much, either.
The 2013 Heisman winner completed 29 of 45 passes for 348 yards, one touchdown and one interception for a quarterback rating of 44.1. He also fumbled late in the third quarter and watched as the Ducks returned the fumble for a 58-yard touchdown.