TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Charges against Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston will not be filed this week, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi.
According to Morosi, Florida State Attorney William Meggs said he’s as “certain as I can be” no charges will be filed in the sexual assault case surrounding Winston. Meggs also told Morosi his office has gathered more evidence and there is “not a lot” of work left to complete before the next step.
The woman at the center of the case alleges that Winston sexually assaulted her at an off-campus apartment on December 7, 2012. The woman reported the alleged assault to Tallahassee Police, but the case was cold until a few weeks ago when the media found out about the allegation.
Winston is a redshirt freshman quarterback originally from Bessemer, Alabama. He’s a leading Heisman Trophy candidate and has the Seminoles on the path towards playing for the national championship in January.
But, if he’s charged with sexual assault; it will derail his career and could jeopardize FSU’s title hopes.
Under FSU student-athlete policy, any player charged with a felony is automatically suspended from participating in any athletics until the charges are resolved and any court/university/coaching conditions have been fulfilled.
The woman’s family said a detective threatened her about filing a case against Winston because Tallahassee is a big football town.