(CBS) Projected No. 1 pick Jameis Winston isn’t planning to attend the NFL Draft in Chicago, MMQB.com reported.

It’s extremely rare for such high draft picks to not be in attendance, but the Florida State quarterback and former Heisman Trophy winner plans to spend the day with family and friends down South, MMQB.com reported.

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Winston’s lawyer, David Cornwell, offered a short explanation of why on Twitter.

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Given that Winston’s previously been accused of sexual assault and has several other immature off-the-field trangressions, it’s possible he could be choosing to stay out of the spotlight to avoid a negative reaction at the draft.

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The draft will be held from April 30-May 2 at Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.