Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston is now the proud recipient of the 79th Heisman Trophy.
The award comes on the heels of a court ruling in favor of Winston’s innocence regarding the sexual assault of a woman.
Winston, who was considered a frontrunner by many college analysts, led the top-ranked Seminoles as a freshman to an undefeated regular season and a chance to play for a national championship in January. “It’s a blessing. I don’t even know what’s going on right now, honestly. I’m just so happy. I’m overwhelmed,” Winston told an audience during the presentation in New York.
Asked about the case on Friday, Winston — who has maintained the sexual activity was consensual — told reporters: “I knew I did nothing wrong.”
Shortly before being awarded the Heisman, Winston told the audience that he wanted people to know that he was a family man who loved his experiences. “People just got to know I love life,” he said.
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