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Report: Jameis Winston not talking to police

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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston reportedly will not talk to police regarding an ongoing investigation in to alleged sexual assault incident from last December. Winston has not been charged for any wrongdoing at this time but is merely a person of interest.

According to a story by Joe Schad of ESPN.com, Winston will use his right to not speak to authorities conducting the investigation. Winston had previously submitted a written statement regarding the incident. The police have yet to have a face-to-face conversation on record with the Seminoles quarterback despite the alleged incident taking place almost a year ago. Winston’s attorney was approached about the investigation in February. The state attorney just received the case this week and there is no timeline for when the investigation will conclude.

The timing of all of this creates a distraction for what ha generally been one of the more positive stories in college football this season. Winston’s charming charisma in leading the Seminoles this season has been uplifting and inspiring in a number of ways. This story will float a dark cloud over Florida State the rest of the year until the investigation completely clears Winston of any unlawful acts, but at this point in time there is no reason for that cloud to start raining on Florida State’s championship plans. Winston has not been charged, so there has been no reason for the school to issue any suspensions for violations of team rules or anything like that. Florida State officials have been aware of the investigation and will continue to monitor the situation as needed.

Winston is a Heisman Trophy favorite and a finalist for the Walter Camp Award. He is also leading Florida State to a potential second straight ACC championship and likely spot in the BCS Championship Game.

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6 Responses to “Report: Jameis Winston not talking to police”
  1. dugst88 says: Nov 15, 2013 12:28 PM

    never heard of jameis , in December of 2012. now people see dollar signs. I SWEAR TO GOD , ON A STACK OF BIBLES. THIS IS THE PERSON WHO ASSAULTED ME AT THE NEW YORK WORLDS FAIR IN 1964. I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT , IT WAS JAMEIS WINSTON.

  2. thraiderskin says: Nov 15, 2013 12:36 PM

    No reason for him to talk at this time, my understanding is he has 2 witnesses to corroborate his where about.

  3. matt24bucs says: Nov 15, 2013 1:00 PM

    I know that if it was me, i would screaming from the mountaintops proclaiming my innocents. So with Winston not saying anything–uh oh.

  4. bfree2k says: Nov 15, 2013 2:00 PM

    I suspect he’s not talking to Police on advice from his attorney and parents and I’m not a lawyer but he doesn’t need to until he needs to if you get my meaning. The early report of a description of the alleged assailant being 5’9” to 5’11″ tall with straight black hair leads me to question why is this kid under suspicion at all. I mean he’s 6’4″ with, for lack of a better description” ethnic African hair.

  5. shawndc04 says: Nov 15, 2013 3:21 PM

    Even where one is innocent there is nothing good to be gained by talking to the police. His attorney is absolutely correct in not allowing the police to interview him.

  6. bronzestarusmc says: Nov 16, 2013 9:04 AM

    Someone is hiding something!

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