FSU quarterback and Heisman winner Jameis Winston is suspended for the first half of Saturday’s game against Clemson for a sexually explicit comment he said publicly on campus.

So, what does that have to do with the SEC?

Clemson is one of FSU’s major road blocks for 2014, and if the Seminoles were to slip up, it cost the ACC a spot in the College Football Playoff entirely. Seeing the Big Ten has a major uphill battle to get back into the final four, another conference — and team — essentially eliminating itself could help the SEC land two spots in this year’s inaugural playoff.

Head coach Jimbo Fisher elaborated on Winston’s comments during his press conference today.

“It was not a good decision,” Fisher said. “You can’t make certain statements that are derogatory or inflammatory to any person, race or gender.”

Tuesday, Deadspin.com posted Twitter comments from students who were at the FSU student union, and the tweets indicated that Winston stood on a table and yelled an expletive-filled phrase.

Winston was cited for stealing crab legs in April from Publix. In November 2012, Winston was held at gunpoint and handcuffed by FSU police for having a pellet gun. He also was investigated for sexual assault of an FSU student, but no charges were ever filed.