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No charges filed against FSU’s Winston
Tampa Tribune ^ | 12/05/13 | Staff Article

Posted on 12/05/2013 11:13:20 AM PST by shortstop

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged with a crime, State Attorney Willie Meggs said Thursday after his office completed an investigation into a sexual assault complaint filed a year ago.

“We’ve carefully examined the evidence in this case and found that no charges will be filed,” Meggs said at a news conference in Tallahassee.

The decision means Winston remains a favorite to win the Heisman Trophy and will be able to continue playing for the No. 1-ranked Seminoles.

According to a January search warrant released hours before Meggs’ announcement, the woman who accused Winston told police she was raped at an apartment after a night of drinking at a bar.

Meggs said there was not enough evidence to bring the case to trial.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: fsu; heisman; jameiswinston; rapeclaim
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1 posted on 12/05/2013 11:13:20 AM PST by shortstop
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To: shortstop

I'm shocked.

2 posted on 12/05/2013 11:13:49 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: shortstop

Will the accuser pursue a civil case? She was forced to drop out of FSU over her insistence that the sex was not consensual.


3 posted on 12/05/2013 11:16:22 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
FSU War Chant ping ....
4 posted on 12/05/2013 11:17:42 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I think it’s another “Duke Lacrosse Team” case. Not saying Winston is a saint, but after that whole thing, I was skeptical about the charges from the beginning...And believe me, nobody wants to see FSU go down as much as I do.


5 posted on 12/05/2013 11:18:17 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp. Go Michigan State!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Forced how?


6 posted on 12/05/2013 11:18:18 AM PST by EEGator
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To: shortstop

“He did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinski”


7 posted on 12/05/2013 11:18:30 AM PST by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: dfwgator

I quit watching the game before halftime..................


8 posted on 12/05/2013 11:19:11 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

Winston has vowed to enlist the aid of O.J. Simpson in tracking down the real rapist.


9 posted on 12/05/2013 11:19:52 AM PST by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: shortstop

Well, I don’t pretend to know what happened, but at least college football is not as bad as the Muzzies . . . where she could have been stoned because she didn’t have four eyewitnesses to support her story . . . but the Rats think Muzzies have more redeeming qualities than college sports.


10 posted on 12/05/2013 11:21:46 AM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: EEGator

She was told by the police/prosecutors that pursuing this case would cause her problems at the university with fans/students. Yeah, pretty much she was forced to flee.


11 posted on 12/05/2013 11:24:05 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I’m not blaming her for leaving, but she was not forced to leave. I was asking with respect to a potential civil case.


12 posted on 12/05/2013 11:27:20 AM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

I’m not blaming her for leaving, but she was not forced to leave. I was asking with respect to a potential civil case.


You’ll have to ask her new attorney...

http://www.gloriaallred.com/


13 posted on 12/05/2013 11:28:55 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

That would prove to me that she was lying.

What happened to that Stifler’s Mom looking woman who
said Herman Cain was inappropriate with her?


14 posted on 12/05/2013 11:30:48 AM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

That would prove to me that she was lying.


That would prove to me that there is a money angle once she found out who he was...


15 posted on 12/05/2013 11:32:09 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Red Badger

God bless my Alma Mater!


16 posted on 12/05/2013 11:32:37 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: shortstop

““We’ve carefully examined the evidence in this case and found that no charges will be filed,” “

That is not a finding. that is a result of a finding.

Obviously, the guy wished a known result and did an investigation that supported result.

We in Texas call is a “Whitewash”, like Terrell Pryor, Cam Newtown, etc.


17 posted on 12/05/2013 11:33:00 AM PST by bestintxas (Obamacare = Obamascrewed)
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To: shortstop

Did she come into some money and decide not to testify?


18 posted on 12/05/2013 11:33:44 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: abner; Alia; beyondashadow; Bitter Bierce; bjc; Bogeygolfer; BossLady; Brytani; bwteim; Carling; ..

ping


19 posted on 12/05/2013 11:34:27 AM PST by abb
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To: showme_the_Glory

Did she come into some money and decide not to testify?


Maybe an annuity beginning next fall...


20 posted on 12/05/2013 11:35:47 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: shortstop
According to Deadspin:

“In the warrant, the alleged victim told police she and friends had five to six shots at Potbellys and her “memory is very broken from that point forward.” She said she remembered being in a cab with a “non-descript” black man and going into an apartment where she was raped.

The alleged assault took place about a year ago. The woman didn't identify Winston, who is black, until about a month later.

The warrant said she tried to fight the man off, and at some point, another man came into the room and told him to stop. But the two went into a bathroom “where he completed the act....

Her next memory is the suspect dressing her then putting her on a black scooter,” the affidavit for the search warrant said. “She told him where she lived and he dropped her off at the intersection of Call and Stadium. The victim has no idea where the incident occurred.”

http://deadspin.com/report-jameis-winston-wont-be-charged-1477271425

If this account is accurate, I can understand why the DA did not press charges.

21 posted on 12/05/2013 11:36:00 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: shortstop

A national championship for the state of Florida is much more important. /sarc


22 posted on 12/05/2013 11:36:35 AM PST by Old Yeller (America: Under Iranian hostage since Jan. 20, 2008.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I take back my post and defer to yours.


23 posted on 12/05/2013 11:39:34 AM PST by EEGator
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To: shortstop

Free Shoes University condones rape and tramples a woman student’s word to win a Heisman trophy.


24 posted on 12/05/2013 11:44:33 AM PST by freedom1st
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Based on reports, the victim didn’t remember most of the details, including where she was. She had a high blood alcohol level and had to be “dressed.” The story changed several times and there is DNA from 2 individuals. Even the flaming libs at ESPN can’t make this stick.


25 posted on 12/05/2013 11:48:04 AM PST by alrea
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To: freedom1st

What is your proof for either of those allegations?


26 posted on 12/05/2013 11:52:09 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Hotlanta Mike

This is almost identical to Notre Dame’s football program KILLING A WORKER and only paying a $40k OSHA fine.

NOTHING shall be allowed that will hurt “the program”.

Another college that’s little more than life support for an athletics program.


27 posted on 12/05/2013 11:59:19 AM PST by VideoPaul
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To: shortstop

Is he getting let off on the technicality of being innocent?


28 posted on 12/05/2013 12:01:00 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: lepton

Funny how these sexual assault threads break. Most of the time the woman can’t be trusted to be honest. But not this time. Go figure.


29 posted on 12/05/2013 12:26:59 PM PST by Wolfie
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To: lepton

They said they would have a hard time getting a guilty verdict. They did not say he was innocent and side-stepped the question on innocence. . .implying they thought he was guilty.


30 posted on 12/05/2013 12:28:44 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Red Badger

I wonder if some enterprising sports journalist will ask Kobe Bryant to comment.


31 posted on 12/05/2013 12:45:54 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Have you seen or heard any mention of her race?


32 posted on 12/05/2013 1:31:19 PM PST by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: Servant of the Cross

Fearless prediction: for having their national championship hopes kept alive, FSU has already quietly agreed to retire Chief Osceola and change the mascot and nickname..


33 posted on 12/05/2013 1:32:56 PM PST by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: alrea

1.0 blood alcohol is not high. That used to be the “legal” limit.


34 posted on 12/05/2013 1:37:12 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: Fledermaus

Wow my chart says >0.4 is possibly fatal.
You must have a monster constitution!


35 posted on 12/05/2013 1:39:56 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: shortstop

That news makes Winston a shoe-in for the Heisman, and FSU in like Flynn for the National Championship!


36 posted on 12/05/2013 1:47:10 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Servant of the Cross

Yep, this wraps up the Heisman, and makes FSU more formidable than before in the BCS Title Game…..and probably adds two touchdowns to Duke’s misery tomorrow night (and Duke is one of my teams)


37 posted on 12/05/2013 1:48:18 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: dfwgator
think it’s another “Duke Lacrosse Team” case. Not saying Winston is a saint, but after that whole thing, I was skeptical about the charges from the beginning...And believe me, nobody wants to see FSU go down as much as I do.

THIS….

38 posted on 12/05/2013 1:49:06 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The facts known indicates this: she had a MFM three some that she wanted to have, while not even drunk, and then was sorry about it afterwards….


39 posted on 12/05/2013 1:49:51 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: NavVet

There was no real rape IMO……pithy analogy fail….


40 posted on 12/05/2013 1:50:27 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Red Badger

God bless my Alma Mater!


41 posted on 12/05/2013 1:50:27 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

beause all of Allreds clients are 100% HONEST!!!!!!

/s


42 posted on 12/05/2013 1:51:14 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: freedom1st

Why don’t you go read the Duke Lacross history and take a powder.


43 posted on 12/05/2013 1:52:50 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: ken5050

I’ll take that bet…...


44 posted on 12/05/2013 1:53:39 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: ken5050

Her race? No, but I’m betting caucasian…..


45 posted on 12/05/2013 1:54:27 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: ken5050

She is white, and rather pretty.


46 posted on 12/05/2013 1:55:40 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“The facts known indicates this: she had a MFM three some that she wanted to have, while not even drunk, and then was sorry about it afterwards….”

That is really pretty insightful, I think.


47 posted on 12/05/2013 1:58:31 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: freedom1st

Free Shoes University condones rape and tramples a woman student’s word to win a Heisman trophy.

...and I’m certain you have evidence to prove either of the two assertions you’ve just spouted...


48 posted on 12/05/2013 2:03:12 PM PST by IrishBrigade
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To: dfwgator

This is not like Duke Lacrosse incident. The victim filed a report and the authorities and they did not investigate for months. In fact, they told her at the time she reported the attack that she shouldn’t pursue this because it would cause her a lot of trouble. Winston said he didn’t even know the girl. Finally, due to the relentless follow up from the victim, the authorities were forced to investigate, and whaddya know, “a subsequent sample of his DNA matched evidence obtained by police at the time of the incident.” Then his story changed from “I don’t even know her” to “it was consensual.”

Hey, but boys will be boys, and Free Shoe U is up for a National Championship, so let’s just call her a drunken slut and move along.


49 posted on 12/05/2013 2:04:30 PM PST by Juana la Loca
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To: alrea

So he banged a chick so drunk she was incapable of giving consent. Guess that makes it OK. When I grew up a gentelman would not take advantage of a woman that drunk. Those that did were considered scum. Yes, I am getting old.


50 posted on 12/05/2013 2:07:24 PM PST by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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