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FSU star Jameis Winston could get rough reception in Gainesville

 
 
FILE - In a Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) signs autographs after a game against Idaho, in Tallahassee, Fla.
FILE - In a Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) signs autographs after a game against Idaho, in Tallahassee, Fla.
Phil Sears / AP

Miami Herald Writer

When quarterback Jameis Winston and No. 2 Florida State play Florida at noon on Saturday in Gainesville, Winston will likely be in for a rather rude reception.

Saturday will mark the first time Winston has had to travel since he was was publicly linked to a nearly year-old sexual assault allegation, which was brought to ligh about two weeks ago. Since then both of Winston’s games have been played at home.

While UF fans will likely be looking to give Florida State’s redshirt freshman a piece of their mind, Winston’s coach Jimbo Fisher thinks he’ll take it in stride.

“I think he will. He understands the circumstances on the road when you become ‘the guy,’ and one of the faces of the organization,” Fisher said. “People are always going to get on you, and that’s part of it.”

The Seminoles traveled to Gainesville on Thursday — as is their normal routine for noon kickoffs.

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