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Jameis Winston Sexual Assault Charge Prompts Investigation

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Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 11:56 AM

By Clyde Hughes

News of a sexual assault charge from a year ago could threaten the Heisman Trophy hopes of Florida State freshman quarterback sensation Jameis Winston.

Winston has led Florida State to a No. 2 ranking in the national polls behind Alabama this season and could become the second freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy. It was revealed this week, though, that he is target of a sexual-battery case dating back to last December, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

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"This case has been going on for over a year," said Tim Jansen, Winston's attorney. "The case was basically closed and we’re not sure why it's opened up. We've been cooperating with the law-enforcement agencies and we’re hoping to get a quick resolution in favor of Mr. Winston."

The charge connected to Winston was filed Dec. 7. Police officer David Northway told the Tallahassee Democrat that the case now involves the state's attorney general's office.

The incident report stated that the suspect was unknown and described him as between 5' 9" and 5' 11" and 240 pounds. Winston is 6' 4" and 228 pounds. 

Photos were taken of the victim and evidence was collected from the complainant’s body.

Jansen said he has provided witness statements to the police and said he is surprised an investigation is still going.

The Orlando Sentinel reported that school's athletic department released a statement Wednesday night, declining most comments because of the ongoing investigation. 

"We are aware of a matter that was investigated by the Tallahassee Police Department almost a year ago," the statement read. "We look forward to a speedy resolution of the issue. There is no change in Jameis Winston’s status. Coach Jimbo Fisher and Jameis will be answering questions about football only until there is a resolution."

The Seminoles are undefeated in their first nine games this year, led by Winston who has passed for 2,661 passing yards and 26 touchdowns so far.

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