Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston investigated for sexual battery

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the subject of a sexual battery complaint, according to the Tallahassee Police Department.
The Tallahassee Democrat is reporting that on Dec. 7, 2012, a woman claims an assailant “between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11 tall and 240 pounds” sexually assaulted her.
Winston, who is listed as 6-foot-4, 218 pounds in the Florida State media guide, is not named in the heavily redacted police report and neither police nor prosecutors have interviewed him regarding the incident.
Tallahassee attorney Tim Jansen, who is representing Winston, denied the allegations.
“This case has been going on for over a year. The case was basically closed and we’re not sure why it’s opened up," Jansen told the Tallahassee Democrat. "We’ve been cooperating with the law enforcement agencies and we’re hoping to get a quick resolution in favor of Mr. Winston.”
Officer David Northway, spokesman for the Tallahassee Police Department, told the paper the case was active and open.

According to the police report, the victim said the incident occurred at an apartment in an undisclosed location between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. The victim said alcohol was involved. Evidence was collected off the victim’s body and pictures were taken of her injuries.
Winston addressed the media Wednesday evening, but only in a football capacity. The freshman has led Florida State to a 9-0 season and is considered the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy.

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