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QB Winston benched half for lewd remark

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Jameis Winston will be a spectator in the first half of Florida State's showdown against Clemson Saturday after making "offensive and vulgar" comments about women - the latest embarrassment in a growing list of poor decisions off the field.

Florida State interim President Dr. Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox announced in a joint statement Wednesday that the quarterback also will undergo internal discipline, but did not provide details of the punishment.

Several students tweeted Winston stood on campus Tuesday and shouted a lascivious comment about female anatomy that may have derived from an internet meme.


Concussions end career of Texas QB Ash

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas quarterback David Ash has given up playing football after suffering at least one concussion and lingering symptoms over the last year.

Longhorns coach Charlie Strong said on Wednesday that he told Ash "there was no way we were going to let you back on the field."


WVU CB Worley accused of battering woman

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia University cornerback Daryl Worley has been arrested and accused of grabbing a woman around the neck and shoving her to the ground at a nightclub.

Morgantown police say when officers arrived early Sunday at Lux Nightclub, a crying woman said she was assaulted.


Auburn S Whitehead suspended vs. K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Auburn safety Jermaine Whitehead won't play against No. 20 Kansas State after violating team rules.

A spokesman for the fifth-ranked Tigers said Wednesday night that Whitehead is suspended and didn't make the trip for the Thursday night game.


Texas, Michigan to play in 2024, 2027

(AP) -- Texas and Michigan, whose only previous meeting was in the 2005 Rose Bowl, have agreed to a two-game deal to play in 2024 and 2027.

The schools announced the home-and-home series on Wednesday. The first game would be in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Vols' Pearson out next week vs. Georgia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Butch Jones says wide receiver Von Pearson won't play in the Volunteers' next game Sept. 27 at No. 13 Georgia as the junior-college transfer continues recovering from a high ankle sprain.

On the "Vol Calls" radio show that aired Wednesday, Jones said Pearson wouldn't be available for the Georgia game. Jones said "right now we're really working exceptionally hard to get him back for the (Oct. 4) Florida game, but as you know, the body heals in different time frames. It heals when it's ready to heal."


0-3 Fresno State holding kicker tryouts

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Fresno State's 0-3 start has reached another low point: the team is holding open tryouts for a new kicker.

The Bulldogs announced on their athletics' website that they are searching for students with kicking experience. Fresno State says any students who meet that criteria can attend a meeting with the coaching staff Thursday morning.


Louisville backup QB out after dad dies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville coach Bobby Petrino says freshman backup quarterback Reggie Bonnafon will miss Saturday's game at Florida International to be with family after the death of his father.

Wallace Bonnafon died Monday of heart failure. His son did not practice on Tuesday, and Petrino said during a Wednesday conference call that the Louisville native will not travel with the Cardinals (2-1) because of weekend funeral arrangements.


Sooners freshman RB Perine set to shine

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) The stories circulating about Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine resemble Paul Bunyan-esque tall tales.

One look at the 5-foot-11, 243-pound bruiser, and it's easier than not to believe the stories.


QB Olsen leaves Miami after DUI arrest

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Kevin Olsen is no longer a Miami student.

The school announced Olsen's departure on Tuesday, a day after the quarterback was arrested for DUI.

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