(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston is part of an ongoing sexual assault investigation dating back to Dec. 2012.
The Tallahassee Police Department says the complaint was filed last December, but Winston’s attorney, Tim Jansen, said police contacted him in February 2013. Still, no charges were filed and Winston has never been interviewed by police.
“It was closed in February and it was then handed over to the state attorney today,” Jansen said Wednesday. “We’ve been cooperating with them and we’ve supplied them with witness affidavits. We hope this case will be resolved quickly in Mr. Winston’s favor.”
Florida State issued a statement saying they were well informed of the matter and confirmed Winston will start on Saturday against Syracuse.
“We are aware of a matter that was investigated by the Tallahassee Police Department almost a year ago,” the school said in a statement. “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.”
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