FSU’s Jameis Winston linked to sexual assault investigation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A heavily redacted Tallahassee Police Department report from December 2012 has been linked to Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.

The Dec. 7 incident report alleges sexual assault but does not mention Winston by name in the portions that are legible. It also lists the attacker at between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11. Winston is 6-foot-4.

No charges have been made, and it remains an “active, ongoing investigation,” TPD spokesman David Northway told FOX Sports Florida.

TMZ.com, citing law enforcement and other sources, reported Wednesday that Winston is under investigation.

Considered one of the top candidates for the Heisman Trophy, Florida State spokesperson Rob Wilson said in a statement that there is “no change in Jameis Winston’s status.”

“We are aware of a matter that was investigated by the Tallahassee Police Department almost a year ago,” Wilson said in a statement. “Because the investigation has not been closed by TPD, we cannot comment further at this time. We look forward to a speedy resolution of the issue.”

Winston normally speaks to the media on Wednesdays at 12:15 ET, but his press conference was pushed back to the evening. He spoke shortly after 7 p.m., and reporters were directed not to ask any questions about legal matters.

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher did his radio show Wednesday night, and the school said he would not be taking any questions about Winston’s legal matter.

Winston did answer a question regarding blocking out distractions.

“There’s nothing else to lose,” Winston said. “We’re preparing for Syracuse. They have a good defense. They gave up three points the last three games. We’re just coming in preparing and trying to do our job.”

Winston, a 19-year-old redshirt freshman, has been one of the nation’s top college football players in 2013. He has passed for 2,661 yards, 26 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He has completed 69.2 percent of his passes.