Jameis Winston being investigated for sexual assault
Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston, who has led the Seminoles to a 9-0 record so far this season, is apparently being investigated for a 2012 incident in which a sexual assault complaint was filed against him. Winston has not been charged, however, but the investigation remains open.
Via USA Today:
“We’ve been cooperating with the law-enforcement agencies and we’re hoping to get a quick resolution in favor of Mr. Winston,” attorney Tim Jansen said Wednesday.
The school said in a statement that Winston’s status with the Florida State football team, which he has led to a 9-0 record and No. 2 rank in the Bowl Championship Series standings, has not changed.
The complaint was filed Dec. 7, 2012, according to Tallahassee Police Department reports. The complainant is cooperating with the State Attorney’s Office, said Officer David Northway, spokesman for TPD.
The accusations stem from an incident that took place at an apartment December 7, 2012. Winston’s attorney claims that eyewitness accounts and evidence will ultimately prove Winston’s innocence, if there is enough to even charge him. He will not be disciplined from a football standpoint, as the Seminoles are currently ranked #2 in the nation and have a great shot to make a run at the National Championship.