Report: Jameis Winston once held at gunpoint by police for squirrel hunting

Florida State quarterback and 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston speaks Tuesday April 1, 2014 on the floor of the House of Representatives in Tallahassee, Fla. The Florida legislature honored the football team during Florida State Day at the Capitol for winning the BCS National Championship last January. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
Florida State quarterback and 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston speaks Tuesday April 1, 2014 on the floor of the House of Representatives in Tallahassee, Fla. The Florida legislature honored the football team during Florida State Day at the Capitol for winning the BCS National Championship last January. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Police say Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun.

A police report said an officer responding to a call found the pair on a campus bike path with a long-barreled pistol. He drew his gun and ordered the players to the ground. They dropped the gun and complied. He and another responding officer determined it was a pellet gun and confiscated it.

No charges were filed.

The story was first reported Wednesday by USA Today.

Winston said Wednesday, “I’m not talking about that.”

When contacted by The Associated Press, Casher used profanity and questioned why the issue would be reported nearly two years later.

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