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Florida St QB Winston: 'I knew I could respect the process and I'd eventually be vindicated'

  • Heisman Trophy finalist Jameis Winston, center, a quarterback at Florida State, talks to  reporters during an informal media availability, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Heisman Trophy finalist Jameis Winston, center, a quarterback at Florida State, talks to reporters during an informal media availability, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Heisman Trophy finalist Jameis Winston, quarterback at Florida State, talks to  reporters during an informal media availability, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Heisman Trophy finalist Jameis Winston, quarterback at Florida State, talks to reporters during an informal media availability, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)  (The Associated Press)

  • The hands of Heisman Trophy finalists Auburn running back Tre Mason, left, Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, second from left, Boston College running back Andre Williams, center, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, top, and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, right, hold the 2013 Heisman Trophy during an informal media availability, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    The hands of Heisman Trophy finalists Auburn running back Tre Mason, left, Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, second from left, Boston College running back Andre Williams, center, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, top, and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, right, hold the 2013 Heisman Trophy during an informal media availability, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)  (The Associated Press)

Jameis Winston says he knew he would "be vindicated" by an investigation into a sexual assault complaint against him.

The Florida State quarterback said: "I knew I did nothing wrong."

Winston is one of six finalists for the Heisman Trophy, which will be given out in New York on Saturday night. Winston and four other finalists — Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Auburn's Tre Mason, Boston College's Andre Williams and Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch — met with the media Friday.

Florida State officials tried to limit questions that were even vaguely related to the rape accusation against Winston. The state attorney closed the investigation last week, saying there was not enough evidence to win a conviction.

The redshirt freshman is the overwhelming favorite to win the Heisman.