Winston investigated in sexual assault

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is under investigation
in an alleged sexual assault reported nearly a nearly a year
ago.

The university and Winston’s attorney confirmed Wednesday that
the Tallahassee Police Department is conducting an
investigation.

Winston has been spectacular for the No. 2 Seminoles in his
first college season and the redshirt freshman is one of the
leading contenders for the Heisman Trophy. He has passed for 2,661
yards and 26 touchdowns to help Florida State win its first nine
games and move into position for a spot in the BCS national
championship game.

Tallahassee Police Department officials refused to answer any
questions, although they did release a heavily redacted two-page
incident report. The report does not mention Winston by name, but
it says the incident took place between 1:30 and 2 a.m. last Dec.
7.

It describes the suspect in the sexual assault case as being
between 5-foot-9 and 5-11. Winston is listed by Florida State at
6-4.

Timothy Jansen, a Tallahassee attorney, said Winston hasn’t been
interviewed by police. Jansen said that at one point he had
believed the matter had been resolved.

”We basically hope it will be resolved quickly and that Winston
will be exonerated and he will be able to focus all his attention
on academics and football,” Jansen said.

The school and coach Jimbo Fisher wouldn’t comment because the
investigation wasn’t closed. The school also said there was no
change in Winston’s status for the Seminoles’ home game Saturday
against Syracuse.