Florida St faces lawsuit from Winston sexual assault accuser

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault is suing the school's board of trustees.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Orlando. It requests a jury trial on claims the board had an unreasonable response to her accusations and created a hostile educational environment for her.

Also Wednesday, Winston declared his intention to enter the NFL draft.

At a student code of conduct hearing last month, Winston was cleared of charges that he violated any or all of four sections of the code of conduct - two for sexual misconduct and two for endangerment. A criminal investigation concluded last year without charges being filed.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from the university to be established at trial.

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