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.