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Oregon players mock Florida State, Jameis Winston after Rose Bowl win

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, center left, talks with Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston after Oregon’s 52-20 win in the Rose Bowl on Thursday.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, center left, talks with Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston after Oregon’s 52-20 win in the Rose Bowl on Thursday. AP

The Oregon Ducks are supposed to be the classy team, right?

Maybe not.

After Oregon trounced Florida State 52-20 in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl on Thursday evening, several Ducks players were seen mocking the Seminoles’ Tomahawk Chop while chanting “No means no,” an obvious dig at FSU’s quarterback Jameis Winston, who was accused of a rape over two years ago. He was finally cleared of charges a few weeks ago.

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich told the Associated Press in a statement that he was aware of the incident, which started to go viral after Deadspin.com posted the video.

“We are aware of the inappropriate behavior in the postgame,” Helfrich said. “This is not what our program stands for, and the student-athletes will be disciplined internally.”

The Ducks (13-1) play the winner between Ohio State and Alabama in the National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on Jan. 12.

Stefan Stevenson, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @StevensonFWST

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