Jameis Winston, star quarterback at Florida State, will not be charged, following an investigation into an alleged sexual battery on Dec. 7, 2012, according to an ESPN Tallahassee report.
Details of the allegation emerged from search warrants that were released today. The woman claimed to have had “five or six” shots before the incident and described her memory as “very broken.”
Police said the woman recalled getting into a taxi with a “non-descript” black male and entering a ground-floor apartment, at which point the man took off her clothes and raped her as she tried to fight him off.
The search-warrant request said at some point the woman told police a black man with dreadlocks came into the room and told the man to stop, but the suspect led her into a bathroom where he “completed the act.”
Looking at football, this should settle any controversy about the Heisman Trophy. Other competitors have fallen off, leaving Winston the clear standout. Even if the moral ambiguity costs him a few votes, it should not be significant.
Florida State plays Duke in the ACC title game on Saturday. A win would place the No. 1 Seminoles in the BCS Championship game against either Ohio State or the Missouri/Auburn winner. FSU is a 29-point favorite.
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