Jameis Winston Will Not Be Charged in 2012 Sexual Assault Case

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Jameis Winston Will Not Be Charged in 2012 Sexual Assault Case
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After weeks of speculation, Florida State freshman quarterback and Heisman Trophy front-runner Jameis Winston was not charged with sexual assault stemming from a December 2012 incident, State Attorney Willie Meggs confirmed (via Dan Wolken of USA Today):


Updates From Friday, Dec. 13:

Winston's accuser's attorney, Patricia Carroll, held a press conference on Friday regarding State Attorney Willie Meggs' decision not to press charges. Sean Rossman of The Tallahassee Democrat and Joey Johnston of The Tampa Bay Times brought us the details: 

According to Rossman, Carroll said the state and complainant's family's medical records were different:

Rossman and Johnston both explained how Carroll attacked the police's handling of the case: 

However, Rossman reported that they were not looking to press civil charges:

Carroll also had an issue with the eye-witness accounts of the incident from FSU football players:

Johnston went on to detail why Carroll decided to hold this press conference and more of what she believed happened:

Finally, the attorney called on the Florida Attorney General to look into the case, and the policies of the Tallahassee Police Department, according to Johnston:

From Dan Wolken of USA Today:

CBS' Dan Feldman and Associated Press reporter Ralph Russo added Winston's take:

AL.com's Andrew Gribble added more:

By me being a football player and knowing my team needed me, by them supporting me, I knew I had to focus on the future, but I also had to focus on my family with everything that was going on with the investigation.

"I knew I did nothing wrong. I knew that I could respect the process and I'd eventually be vindicated. It was more about me being silent for my family because I didn't want to put my family in that situation. We had so much respect for (attorney Tim Jansen) and everything going around, I knew that I did nothing wrong and everything would be OK."

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