July 13, 2006

Workout Insider: Lee addresses transfer rumor

It's comforting to know that some things will never change as long as Xavier Lee is a Seminole.

Ever since he signed on the dotted line to play at Florida State back in February of 2004, there has been numerous rumors and even reports in the media that the former Parade All-American was going to transfer. Those rumors only grew stronger when Drew Weatherford secured the starting job last fall.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald is the latest to fan the flames and give give fuel to the rumor mongers. In a notebook published on Wednesday, he said "some close to FSU backup quarterback Xavier Lee have suggested to him he go elsewhere (such as Florida A&M), according to an involved ex-Seminole". That blurb was later picked up nationally by CNNSI.com.

As he has stated several times before, the sophomore quarterback strongly denied that he is considering a transfer.

"For the fourth or fifth time I'm not leaving," Lee told Warchant.com. "I'm going to work hard and earn my position."

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