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Jameis Winston Statement: FSU QB Says He 'Never Lost Faith In The Truth Or In Who I Am'

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Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles rests on the sideline during the second half against the Idaho Vandals at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Tallahassee, Florida. The Seminoles beat the Vandals 80-14. (Photo by Jeff Gammons/Getty Images) | Jeff Gammons via Getty Images

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston thanked his family and friends for their support in a statement issued through attorney Tim Jansen on Thursday. The statement was released shortly after state attorney Willie Meggs announced the quarterback would not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her last year.

Below is the full text of Winston's statement, via USA Today Sports:

"I want to thank my family, friends, coaches and teammates for standing by me during a difficult time. I also want to thank the State Attorney's Office for examining all of the facts and reaching a decision in a conclusive manner. It's been difficult to stay silent through this process, but I never lost faith in the truth or in who I am. I'm very relieved I will be able to continue my education at Florida State and I'm excited I can now get back to helping our team achieve its goals."

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