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Jameis Winston's Florida State teammates face conduct hearing

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Florida State's Chris Casher and Ronald Darby are reportedly facing a Tuesday code of conduct hearing.

Fallout from the Jameis Winston sexual-assault investigation continued Tuesday when Florida State defensive end Chris Casher and defensive back Ronald Darby faced a university code of conduct hearing.

Casher and Darby could be disciplined if university officials find they violated the code of conduct.

John Clune, an attorney representing Winston's accuser, said in a statement that while Casher, Darby and Winston's accuser appeared at the hearing, Winston did not.

"Although we were told by the school that Mr. Winston would be called as a witness, he didn't show for the hearing and no further explanation was given," Clune said, per The Wall Street Journal. "Out of respect for the confidentiality of the school's process, we will not comment on what transpired in the hearing room."

Tim Jansen, told WCTV that Winston was never notified or asked to attend the hearing.

Winston is with the Florida State baseball team in Greensboro, N.C. for the ACC baseball tournament, per reports. He was never charged in the matter.

Casher and Darby both said in signed sworn statements that they watched Winston have sex with the accuser and that the December 2012 encounter appeared to them to be consensual, per multiple reports. Casher also told police he recorded part of the incident on his cell phone, but later deleted it, according to The Tampa Bay Times.

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Per FOX Sports:

"Florida State officials told Casher and Darby they face possible discipline on allegations of multiple violations of the code of conduct. Both men are accused of what amounts to sexual misconduct and invasion of privacy. And Casher is additionally accused of videotaping someone in a place in which he or she would have expected privacy. If either Casher or Darby is found to have violated the student code of conduct, he could face discipline up to expulsion from Florida State."

Casher, who is heading into his redshirt sophomore season, would figure to be a key part of the rotation at defensive end after a solid season as a backup on the Seminoles' run to the national title. Darby was named the ACC's 2012 Defensive Rookie of the Year and was a key member of the FSU secondary as a starter last season.

Follow Bryan Fischer on Twitter @BryanDFischer.

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