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Jameis Winston accuser's attorney: 'This was a rape'

Florida State's Jameis Winston is a leading candidate for this year's Heisman Trophy. (Justin K. Aller/ Getty Images) Florida State's Jameis Winston is a leading candidate for this year's Heisman Trophy. (Justin K. Aller/ Getty Images)

The attorney for the alleged victim in the Jameis Winston case released a statement Friday night refuting claims that her client had consensual sex with Winston.

After the Florida State QB's attorney issued a statement on Thursday claiming that his client and the accuser had consensual sex, the alleged victim's lawyer, Patricia Carroll, released a statement saying, "To be clear, the victim did not consent. This was a rape."

Carroll  criticized those who pointed to a police report in which the accuser placed Winston's height between 5-foot-9 and 5-11, saying "DNA is not 5-9 to 5-11. DNA is Jameis Winston."

She also mentioned that Winston's lawyer only attempted a consensual defense after it was revealed that crime scene DNA matched his clients.

SI Wire: Jameis Winston’s attorney: Florida State QB and accuser had consensual sex

Winston has not been charged with a crime. Through his attorney, Winston has denied the charges since they emerged publicly last week.

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