Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston reached a settlement in the sexual battery lawsuit filed against him in Arizona by the Uber driver who accused Winston of groping her in 2016, according to Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times.
A joint notice of settlement was filed in Federal court Monday. The filing in the U.S. District Court for Arizona said the sides need about 10 days to finalize the agreement. The details of the settlement were not disclosed.
The lawsuit was filed back in September, while Winston was serving a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy in relation to the alleged incident. The driver, who is only identified as Kate P., claims Winston grabbed her crotch in the drive-thru of a Mexican restaurant back in 2016.
The allegations came to light in November 2017 and Winston was given his suspension this past offseason.
This season has been a rollercoaster ride for the 2015 No. 1 pick. Upon returning from his suspension, Winston was forced to backup Ryan Fitzpatrick after starting in every game he was available to play since entering the league. Winston eventuallyearned back the starting job, but lost it a few weekslater. On Sunday, Winston took back over as Tampa Bay's starting quarterback role and led the team to a 27-9 victory over the 49ers.
For the season, Winston is completing a career-high 67.8% of his attempts and he has 1,692 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions over six games, four of which he started. The Buccaneers are 4–7 on the season and host the Carolina Panthers in Week 13.