In December of 2012, a female Florida State freshman reported that she was sexually assaulted by James Winston, Heisman-Trophy winning quarterback of the Seminoles. Winston was never charged. The police claim it was due to lack of evidence, although a New York Times report says there was plenty, including DNA, witnesses, and a secretly recorded video of a portion of the incident. The incident did not become public until almost a full year later, in November of 2013.
Florida State did not say whether administration officials, including President Eric Barron, were aware of the accusations against Winston.
Penn State University, which endured the Jerry Sandusky scandal, in which the President Graham Spanier was indicted, has named Eric Barron as its new president.
Florida State case unneeded distraction for Penn State, from philly.com