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Jameis Winston accuser's attorney: FSU should continue investigation

Florida State's Jameis Winston led the school to their third national championship in January. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

A lawyer for the woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault wants the school to reopen the investigation and charge Winston with code of conduct violations, reports USA Today's Rachel Axon.

Last month, Florida State decided to cite football players Chris Casher and Ronald Darby with code of conduct violations, but not Winston.

The New York Times reported this week that both the Tallahassee police and Florida State investigations of the allegations against Winston were flawed, but the school defended the way it handled the investigation.

"The university took the position that since he refused to respond to questions, they could not make any Title IX findings," attorney Baine Kerr said. "We have objected to that as impermissible reason to delay or terminate a Title IX sexual assault investigation because that would permit any charged party to thwart an investigation simply by refusing to answer questions."

"We expect that they will change their position," Kerr said. "We expect those charges will be forthcoming."

Winston has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, saying the sexual encounter between he and his accuser in December 2012 was consensual. The State Attorney's office declined to pursue a case against Winston, citing lack of evidence.

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