Tide Receiver Amari Cooper named a Heisman Finalist

Dec 8, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston is not a finalist for this year's award. When the Heisman trust announced Monday the finalists, the Florida State quarterback's name was not called. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and Alabama receiver Amari Cooper are the candidates heading to New York. So Winston will not join former Ohio State running back Archie Griffin as the only players to win the Heisman Trophy twice. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher and Winston were not made available for comment after the announcement. Voters may have been put off by Winston's off-field distractions. He completed a university hearing last week to determine whether he violated any or all of four sections of the student code of conduct stemming from a sexual assault allegation.