U.S. Department of Education looking into FSU's Jameis Winston investigation

An investigation has been opened by the federal government into Florida State's handling of Jameis Winston's sexual assault case, Fox Sports reports. The government's investigation will include all sexual assault cases involving Florida State students in the past three years, and will attempt to find whether administrators complied with Title IX regulations.

Fox Sports does not specify which government department is involved in the investigation.

Update: Tallahassee.com reports it's the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights:

But as it attempts to comply with Title IX, the school might have further violated the law. Both a lengthy delay in conducting the investigation and a meeting only with Winston contradict guidance given to schools in 2011 by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

Tallahassee.com also reports 46 other colleges were under investigation for similar complaints and compliance reviews as of mid-March.

Earlier Thursday, Deadspin reported Florida State had charged Chris Casher and Ronald Darby with five counts of violation the school's code of conduct, and were investigating Winston (with no charges yet filed).

Casher, a defensive end, and Darby, a defensive back, are reportedly both charged with "conduct of a sexual nature that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for another person" and "acts that invade the privacy of another person" by the school.

The investigation appeared to end several months ago for Winston, as a state attorney elected not to press charges against the eventual Heisman-winning quarterback in December.

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