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Jimbo Fisher

FSU Didn't Cox Block

ESPN Reporter from Jameis Winston

1/8/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher says the fact ESPN reporter Heather Cox interviewed him instead of Jameis Winston last night, had NOTHING to do with her springing rape questions on the QB back in December.

The Seminoles coach told TMZ Sports -- outside the team hotel on Tuesday --  the university did not give ESPN any parameters about who would interview Winston ... even though Jameis ran away from his last interview with Cox on Dec. 7th when she fired off a series of questions about the rape investigation.

We also spoke with Heather about the post-game interview assignments ... and she backed up the coach, saying it was "totally standard procedure."

Cox explained, "When two reporters are covering the game, the reporter that covers the winning team interviews the winning coach, and the other reporter interviews a winning player."

Cox says if the game had gone the other way last night, she would've spoken with Auburn's QB Nick Marshall after the game.

Besides ... sources connected to FSU tell us Jameis actually reached out to Cox after the December interview to make it clear he had no hard feelings.

As Jameis might put it ... no harm, no foul.  

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Unbroken Chain    

Yeah right. This is the biggest joke ever. There is no doubt in my mind this guy is guilty. The Tallahassee DA and FSU sold their souls for a football season. So now the season is over and they got their win. Can they sleep at night? Don't tell me if this guy was just a regular black guy from Florida and not a football player, he wouldn't be sitting in jail with no bind right now. I really hope she sues this guy and he has to give a deposition so all these peoPle can be exposed for this atrocity.

252 days ago


I don't understand how 'Unbroken Chain' can have no doubts Winston is guilty. The accuser remembers nothing, yet there was no rufilin in her urine and she had insufficient blood/alcohol content to create a blackout. Also, there is no state or federal investigation open as to the procedure of the case. Are we to believe the federal government is part of a FSU football conspiracy? Only if you believe in aliens or bigfoot. Winston was not declared innocent, but to say he's guilty is excessive.

252 days ago

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