Jameis Winston is Thankful the Sexual Assault Investigation is Over

    December 6, 2013
    Erika Watts
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It’s back to business as usual for Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston now that he has been cleared in a sexual assault investigation. Winston, a redshirt freshman at FSU who looks to be a lock for the Heisman trophy, was first named in a sexual assault investigation almost a year ago. Florida state attorney Willie Meggs announced the decision not to charge Winston during a press conference yesterday.

“We have a duty as prosecutors to only file…charges if we have a reasonable likelihood of a conviction,” Meggs said. “We did not feel we could meet that burden.” While Winston’s DNA was found on the accuser’s shorts and underwear, DNA from another source was also found, but never identified. Meggs told reporters that it was a “logical conclusion” that the accuser had sex with more than one person on the night in question.

While some people are suspicious of the timing of the case being dropped against Winston–just days before the ACC Championship Game and a little over a week before the Heisman ceremony–Meggs promises those events have nothing to do with the case. The “timing [of the case] has not been driven by Heisman demands or a football schedule,” Meggs said. The state attorney did say that the case had taken longer to resolve than it should have because the victim wasn’t cooperative.

Jameis Winston, who has been silent about the case since it started making rounds, released a statement last night regarding the situation:

“I want to thank my family, friends, coaches and teammates for standing by me during a difficult time,” Winston said. “I also want to thank the State Attorney’s Office for examining all the facts and reaching a decision in a conclusive manner. it’s been difficult to stay silent through this process, but I never lost faith in the truth and in who I am. I’m very relieved I’ll be able to continue my education at Florida State and I’m excited I can now get back to helping our team achieve its goals.”

Even though many college football fans are thrilled that Winston was cleared in the investigation, many folks on Twitter think this is just another situation of a guy getting off scot-free because he is a popular athlete.

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  • Please

    This is going to come as a surprise to many people but women lie. Women lie a lot. In our society, any woman who claims rape is automatically considered credible.

    Women also manipulate. Don’t let the current prison situation fool you. Even though only women comprise only 7% of the prison population — women are not saints. It is just that it is incredibly hard to prosecute a woman. Women are fragile and cry and they just couldn’t be capable of bad things. Heck, Casey Anthony is walking free simply because she was pretty enough to attract attention and get good lawyers. My God, that woman had to be guilty of something. The evidence was overwhelming. But no, a woman practically has to kill a man on camera in order for her to go to prison. Jodi Arias, literally bragged that they would never convict her because she was a woman.

    Anyone who brings up the fact that statistics don’t support the “rape culture” notions in America is slammed. No one ever talks about the 8% of rape allegations that are completely false and the other 43% that literally cannot be substantiated in any way. We also don’t deal with the reality of what we see on a daily basis in America. Girls getting drunk, girls having sex, girls regretting it, and girls screaming rape. Heck, we even have rape coaches in America and people who write victim impact statements. We won’t even acknowledge that young girls have always gone after older men by using sex. We see it happen all around us but we hide our heads in the sand and claim that they are just children and don’t know what they are doing.

    Rape is a bad thing. No doubt. But so is going to prison for things you don’t do. Prison destroys lives. You may as well shoot a person before you send them to prison and saddle them with a felony. Prison should only be used as a last resort.

    Rape is bad. It should be prosecuted immediately. Women should get help. But far too often we see delays. There should be no delays. Either a person is raped or they are not. We don’t need rape coaches, victim impact writers, year long delays and all the other nonsense that goes on. Heck, just look at the Duke Lacross case. That woman lied her entire life. Just imagine how many lives she has destroyed. Those guys got lucky. They could afford good lawyers. The average man isn’t so lucky.

    Women are saints. They are equal to men. They lie just as much. Don’t just assume a woman is always telling the truth because she screams rape. I work in a courtroom. I see a lot of the evidence. I cannot tell you how much of the evidence is just faulty. I cannot tell you how often I have seen a woman totally misrepresent what happened. The woman eventually cries and people let her go out of sympathy. You never see these things or ever hear them talked about. It just isn’t politically correct.

    If you are raped, go through the process, prosecute immediately, and stick to your guns. Submit all your evidence. It is that simple.

    Also, don’t have the semen of multiple men on your panties. My God, think about that. Who knows what lies she is telling. I know very few women who sleep with multiple men in a single night. Very few. Women just don’t do that unless they are crazy or a prostitute.

  • @Please

    I agree for the most part. What people think happens in courtrooms and what actually happens is totally different. Lots of plea deals are forced. Evidence is so selective. There are lots of innocent people in prisons and many men are in prison because women simply lied. I spent five years in the legal system at the courtroom level. I have seen literally everything you talked about. Sex offense cases are the worst too. Half the people you see on registries don’t belong there. Half do. For example, I will never forget two cases that we had back to back. One guy went to meet a person from the internet that turned out to be a vigilante that claimed he was going to meet an underage girl. He was pursued for a year and invited 5 times to meet. He was forced to plead guilty. The next guy literally raped a child that he knew. A real person It was brutal. Both men ended up with the exact same charges and the same amount of time. Both men are on the registry. But the situations were completely different. The internet guy had a parking ticket on his record and never even saw a person in his crime. The real rapist had a long past and a real victim. It is shameful. I knew the internet guy and I would trust him with my life. Most people don’t know what happens behind the scenes. They just watch TV and believe that bullshit .

  • Reality

    Semen from two different men on her panties. Hmm… that doesn’t sound suspicious at all. Nah. I guess it is completely easy to forget the fact you slept with two different men on the night you were raped.

    I don’t believe people believe this BS. It reminds me of the time I read about the woman who stuck a condom in her 5 year olds panties so the five year old could plant the condom at her ex-husbands house. Apparently, the ex-wife wanted to incriminate the man, ruin his impending marriage to another woman and accuse him of abuse. Look it up. It is a real story that many news outlets covered. Women will lie about anything and are vindictive.