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Thu Dec 5, 2013, 06:55 PM

Florida State’s Winston Is Not Charged

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Source: NY TIMES

Jameis Winston, the Florida State quarterback who was a leading contender for the Heisman Trophy as the nation’s top player before accusations of sexual assault surfaced, will not face charges, the state attorney for Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit said Thursday.

William N. Meggs, the state attorney who took over the investigation last month from the Tallahassee Police Department, said there was not enough evidence to obtain a conviction.

“We have a duty as prosecutors to determine if each case has a reasonable likelihood of conviction,” said Meggs, who added that the evidence was carefully examined. “After reviewing the facts in this case, we do not feel that we can reach those burdens.”

Winston, 19, has been the most dominant player in college football this season, and his Florida State team is undefeated and a contender for the national championship. But ever since a sexual assault allegation by a former Florida State student became public last month, his on-field exploits have been weighed against how law enforcement in a rabid college football community handled the investigation as well as the role character plays in awarding one of sport’s most iconic awards: the Heisman Trophy.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/06/sports/ncaafootball/investigation-into-florida-states-winston-draws-to-a-close.html?hp



I sincerly hope Mr. Meggs is telling the truth.

That this decision was based on the law and not due to who Mr. Winston is.

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Response to iandhr (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 07:04 PM

1. Evidence of the case here ...

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Response to iandhr (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 07:07 PM

2. I watched the news conference

He couldn't express an opinion, but from what read into it... The young woman had trouble remembering things and her story had some holes in it. She had two different DNA (semen) samples taken from her clothing.. one from her boyfriend and one from Winston.
Anyway, I think Meggs thinks there was an assault, but he just can't prove it. That's what I got from the way he answered questions.

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Response to iandhr (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 07:09 PM

3. Oh, so hard...

... to not be cynical. But, must remember I don't know the facts.

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Response to iandhr (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 07:15 PM

4. Locking, sorry. LBN Dupe. Please continue discussion on LBN link below

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