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Oregon players will be punished for 'no means no' taunt

The chant was directed at Florida State QB Jameis Winston.

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OREGON DUCKS COACH Mark Helfrich has promised internal discipline will be meted out to players who took part in inappropriate goading of an opponent in last night’s College Football play-off semi-final.

After Oregon defeated third seeded Florida State 59-20, several Oregon players chanted, “No means no” while performing a ‘tomahawk chop’ to the tune of FSU’s war chant during the celebration.

The chant was a crass message directed at Florida State’s quarterback Jameis Winston who was accused of rape in 2012. He was not charged and the school cleared him in a student conduct hearing in December.

The chant came after the majority of the Florida State team refused to shake hands after the game.

Running back Kani Benoit and linebacker Torrodney Prevot appear in the Vine and will likely be the first to be disciplined by Helfrich, who said:

“We are aware of the inappropriate behaviour in the postgame. This is not what our programmes stand for, and the student athletes will be disciplined internally.”


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