Jameis Winston Says NFL Hasn't Interviewed Him About Groping Accusation

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistApril 16, 2018

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 31: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws a pass during a game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers won 31-24. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston told reporters Monday that the NFL has not interviewed him about the groping allegations made by an Uber driver in November. 

"I know the NFL has a process that they have to go through and I respect that process. It's not my job to speculate on that process," Winston said. "My focus has been with this organization, getting the guys back in here and focusing what we can do to become a better team this offseason."

The female driver said Winston grabbed her crotch while she was driving him in March 2016. The woman did not press charges. However, ESPN's Jenna Laine confirmed Uber revoked Winston's riding privileges.

Under its personal conduct policy, the NFL could choose to punish Winston despite there being no formal charges filed. 

"Jameis Winston that has been on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since the day we drafted him has been a model in the community, a model in the locker room," co-chariman Joel Glazer said. "All we can do is focus on the offseason and doing what we can control, and I know Jameis is working hard and doing all the things he does—not only preparing for the season, but in the community and off the field, and being the person he's been since we've drafted him."

Winston threw for 3,509 yards and 19 touchdowns against 11 interceptions last season. He's started 45 games in his three years with the franchise. 

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