Jameis Winston is Investigated for Sexual Assault

    November 14, 2013
    Erika Watts
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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.

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  • Reality

    People get falsely accused of rape in this country all the time and DNA evidence is very faulty. That is why the Innocence Project was started. Personally, I believe if you falsely accuse someone of rape then you should have to serve the same sentence the accused rapist would have gotten. That would cut down on a lot of false accusations. People think this stuff is a joke. It is not. You can get killed in prison and if you have a felony, your life is ruined.

    I also believe rape should be treated like every other case too. There is no waiting months and years to report a rape. If you are raped, you go immediately to the authorities. No waiting around to decide if you were raped. If I got mugged, I would have to immediately file a police report and so should women who were raped. No coaches should be allowed either. There aren’t coaches for people who experience other violent crimes and there should not be rape coaches either. I have seen rape coaches literally convince women they were raped even though the victim herself didn’t think so.

    I am the victim of a violent crime and believe me, I knew I was a victim. There was no doubt. This stuff is serious. No games should be played by the accuser or the accused. Lives depend on doing things the right way.