It has been announced that America's favorite squinting college quarterback is being investigated for sexual assault stemming from a report that was filed nearly a year ago. Winston denies the allegations and so far, no charges have been filed against him. Winston is expected to continue playing for the time being.
According to a police report that was filed with the Tallahassee Police Department, someone was sexually assaulted on December 7 of last year. Per the description of the assailant, the suspect is a black male between 5'9" and 5'11" and weighs around 240 pounds. While the Tallahassee police haven't said why they never pursued the case against Winston, the description of the suspect probably has something to do with that. Jameis Winston is 6'4" and 235 pounds, which is considerably taller than the 5'9" to 5'11" mentioned. Not to mention, someone of that height weighing around 240 pounds would have a very different body type than Winston.
Winston has retained attorney Tim Jansen, who says he is confused why the case reopened. “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 said. "We’ve been cooperating with the law enforcement agencies and we’re hoping to get a quick resolution in favor of Mr. Winston."
Florida State issued a statement regarding Jameis Winston and the sexual battery charges:
“We are aware of a matter that was investigated by the Tallahassee Police Department almost a year ago. Because the investigation has not been closed by TPD, we cannot comment further at this time. We look forward to a speedy resolution of the issue. There is no change in Jameis Winston’s status. Coach Fisher and Jameis will be answering questions about football only until there is a resolution."
Now many people are wondering what will become of Florida State's season if Winston is eventually charged and found guilty. Right now, FSU is in an excellent position to go to and possibly win the BCS Championship Game, plus Winston is leading ESPN's Heisman Watch Poll. If the issue isn't wrapped up until after the season is over, many are wondering whether FSU will be forced to vacate wins if Winston is found guilty.
Fans of Jameis Winston--and there are many--are outraged that the police investigation has been brought up.
Why is it that a PLAYER HATING FLORIDA GATOR FAN trying to ruin FSU QB JAMEIS WINSTON's success by bringing up a... http://t.co/fObhEipoKL
— Capn&Co (@CaptainNCompany) November 14, 2013
This Jameis Winston issue doesn't make sense. It was from last year, he was never charged, never even interviewed by police. #Winston
— Kyle Riviere (@kyleR_sports) November 14, 2013
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ESPN dead wrong for throwing closed Assault case on Jameis Winston out there..they really try to ruin ppl image
— Dez_is_Vega (@vegasaf3) November 14, 2013