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FSU’s Winston skewered on Twitter
College football notes » Social media campaign backfires.
First Published Aug 11 2014 10:48 pm • Last Updated Aug 11 2014 11:10 pm

A Florida State social media campaign turned ugly Sunday when the university’s athletic department opened Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis Winston up to mockery.

The department attempted to engage fans on Twitter by soliciting questions to be used for a video on the team website.

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The hashtag "#AskJameis" became a trending topic on Twitter for a time Sunday — for all the wrong reasons.

The Twitter feed was bombarded by accounts making fun of Winston and taking shots at the sophomore. Winston has been heavily criticized for several off-the-field incidents during his time at Florida State.

He was investigated in an alleged sexual assault of a female student last season, but was never charged. Winston was suspended from the baseball team for three games and ordered to perform 20 hours of community service after being cited for stealing $32 of crab legs from a local grocery store.

Oregon left tackleout for season

Oregon starting left tackle Tyler Johnstone has retorn the ACL in his right knee and will be out for the upcoming season. Johnstone was coming back from surgery to repair the same ACL after he was injured during Oregon’s 30-7 victory over Texas in last season’s Alamo Bowl. He will likely be replaced by junior Andre Yruretagoyena.

Colorado State coach gets new contract


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Seventy-two hours after firing athletic director Jack Graham, Colorado State announced that football coach Jim McElwain has signed a new five-year contract through 2019. The Rams were 4-8 under McElwain in 2012, then 8-6 last season.



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