Attorney for Florida State QB Jameis Winston denies sexual battery allegations
An attorney for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston denied year-old sexual battery allegations against his client that were reported Wednesday by TMZ.
No charges have been filed against Winston. The investigation remains active.
"This case has been going on for over a year. The case was basically closed and we’re not sure why it’s opened up," Winston's attorney Tim Jansen said. "We’ve been cooperating with the law enforcement agencies and we’re hoping to get a quick resolution in favor of Mr. Winston."
The police report for the complaint, which was filed on Dec. 7, 2012, listed the alleged perpetrator as between 5-foot-9 and 5-11. Winston is listed at 6-4.
Florida State declined to comment on the report.
"We are aware of a matter that was investigated by the Tallahassee Police Department almost a year ago. 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. There is no change in Jameis Winston’s status Coach Jimbo Fisher and Jameis will be answering questions about football only until there is a resolution," Florida State said in a statement.
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The report, which was heavily redacted, does not mention Winston by name. It says the complaint was received at 4:10 a.m. and that the sexual battery occurred earlier in the morning of Dec. 7, 2012, between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. The exact location was not listed, though the report says it happened at an apartment. The incident report says the suspect is unknown. The narrative description from the investigating officer is redacted. The incident report describes the suspect as between 5 foot 9 and 5 foot 11 tall and 240 pounds. FSU athletics media guide lists Winston as 6 foot 4 and 218 pounds.