FSU QB under investigation for alleged sexual battery

Jameis Winston allegedly involved in sexual battery in Dec. 2012

By Mike Vasilinda, Reporter, Capitol News Service
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Investigators for the Tallahassee Police Department made contact Thursday with the attorney representing FSU quarterback Jameis Winston.

Winston was allegedly involved in a sexual battery in December 2012. The football player's attorney may not let his client talk to police.

The heavily redacted police report alleging sexual battery is dated Dec. 7, 2012. The state attorney's office has confirmed it involves Winston.

Winston's attorney, Tim Jansen, said his client is absolutely innocent.

"We have done our investigation," said Jansen. "We have turned over what we believe is exculpatory information to the state attorney with witnesses who were present."

The state attorney's office received the case file Tuesday; that's at least a day after police received a public records request for the report.

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Tallahassee police are refusing to answer any questions, including why it took so long to forward such a high-profile case to prosecutors.

"I got my first knowledge of it yesterday at 10:02, little bit shocked to learn it's been an ongoing investigation since Dec. 7," said State Attorney Wille Meggs.

While Winston's attorney said they are cooperating, he wouldn't say if he would allow his client to speak with investigators.

"[TV] talked to me today, they confirmed to me that the state attorney has asked them to do some follow up investigation and we will try to cooperate with them as much as possible," said Jansen. "We will cooperate with them as much as possible."

Prosecutors working the case wouldn't put a timetable on resolving it.

While highly redacted, the police report said the crime occurred in a zone surrounding the university.

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