The investigation into sexual battery allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston stalled when the woman involved refused to cooperate with police and did not want to press charges, according to an email obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat.
The case remained open but inactive for several months, but was re-activated after new information apparently came forward on the matter.
“Someone integrally involved has (to have) given us a new piece of information,” TPD spokesman David Northway told the Democrat this week. “It has to be someone involved in the case (who) provides a lead to reactivate it.”
Winston has yet to talk to police and his attorney recently criticized the state attorney’s office for how the case has been handled.
The freshman currently leads the race for the Heisman Trophy and has the Seminoles poised for their first BCS title game appearance since 2000.