http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/sports/report-no-charges-against-florida-state-quarterbac/ncCXx/ TALLAHASSEE â€” State attorney Willie Meggs said today that no charges will be filed in the sexual-assault investigation of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. He spoke at the Leon County Courthouse before a huge media throng. The decision allows FSU and Winston to pursue the national championship without the backdrop of an investigation that had received national attention. The case began in December 2012 when a woman who then was an FSU student called police to report she had been assaulted. The investigation was tabled for months and reopened three weeks ago. Winston has thrived on the field in his first season as FSUâ€™s quarterback, leading 12-0 Florida State to a No. 1 ranking in the BCS standings. The Seminoles play Duke in the ACC title game at 8 p.m. Saturday in Charlotte, N.C. A victory would put them in the BCS championship game Jan. 6 in Pasadena, Calif. Winston had emerged as the Heisman Trophy favorite throughout the investigation. Voting for the award concludes Monday, so voters will be able to cast ballots without wondering whether he would be charged and suspended by the team. The Heisman Trophy will be awarded in New York on Saturday night, Dec. 14. Next Thursday, he will be in Orlando for the announcement of the Maxwell Award for the nationâ€™s best player and the Davey Oâ€™Brien Award for the top quarterback. Winston is one of three finalists for both. Winston leads the nation in passing efficiency. He has thrown for 3,490 yards and a school single-season record 35 TDs while completing 68.8 percent of his passes. His yards and TDs are ACC freshman records.