Fans Show Support For FSU and Winston at ESPN's College Gameday

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Posted at 9:29 PM, Oct 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-18 18:01:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- Thousands of fans showed their continued support for Florida State football and quarterback Jameis Winston Saturday as ESPN's College Gameday visited Tallahassee for the second time this season.

"It's haters, but guess what? This young man right here is the best player in the country and he will prove that tonight," said FSU fan Marcus Laggard.

Winston moved forward with a disciplinary hearing this week. He could be charged with up to four violations of the student code of conduct. According to ESPN, he's also facing allegations of taking payment for autographs.

Some FSU students say they're frustrated with negative reports from the media, some even wanting to boycott Game Day's return to campus this morning. Others say they'll stand by Winston and their team no matter what happens.

"It's pretty lame what they've done-- characterized our university and how they have put Jameis Winston out there," said FSU student Carson Geber.

"I really think the team is going to use it to rally together," said FSU student Hunter Leach. "I think they're going to use it as a catalyst to kind of pull together and stand behind Jameis. Teams either fall apart or come closer together and this could be a rallying point for our team."