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No. 1 Florida State focused on ACC championship with Jameis Winston investigation concluded

  • ADD UPDATES ABOUT NO CHARGES FILED - FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston watches from the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Bethune-Cookman in Tallahassee, Fla. Search warrants, released Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in the sexual assault investigation of Winston indicate the woman told police she was raped at an apartment after a night of drinking at a bar. State Attorney Willie Meggs said there was not enough evidence to pursue charges in the sex assault case against Winston. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)

    ADD UPDATES ABOUT NO CHARGES FILED - FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston watches from the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Bethune-Cookman in Tallahassee, Fla. Search warrants, released Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in the sexual assault investigation of Winston indicate the woman told police she was raped at an apartment after a night of drinking at a bar. State Attorney Willie Meggs said there was not enough evidence to pursue charges in the sex assault case against Winston. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida State's head coach Jimbo Fisher speaks about his teams practice as they prepare for the upcoming ACC championship on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 in Tallahassee.  Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her(AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

    Florida State's head coach Jimbo Fisher speaks about his teams practice as they prepare for the upcoming ACC championship on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 in Tallahassee. Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her(AP Photo/Steve Cannon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida State Attorney Willie Meggs answers questions at a news conference on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Tallahassee after announcing that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

    Florida State Attorney Willie Meggs answers questions at a news conference on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Tallahassee after announcing that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)  (The Associated Press)

A prosecutor's decision to not bring charges against quarterback and Heisman Trophy favorite Jameis Winston has removed a cloud from over the program. Florida State Coach Jimbo Fisher says the team is focused and prepared to face Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

The 19-year-old Winston is ACC player of the year and the leader in the Heisman race. Many voters were waiting to see whether he would be charged before casting their ballot.

State Attorney Willie Meggs told a news conference Thursday there wasn't enough evidence to win a conviction against Winston, mostly because there were too many gaps in his accuser's story.

The team flew to Charlotte on Thursday evening. A win in Saturday's game would put the Seminoles in the BCS championship game.