The Florida state attorney behind the investigation of the allegations that Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston sexually assaulted a woman interviewed the accuser just yesterday, according to what YouWager experts have learned.
The woman claims the 19 year-old player sexually assaulted her at an off-campus apartment on Dec. 7, 2012. She was a fellow FSU student but withdrew from classes after details of the incident were released to media by Tallahassee police last week. Yesterday morning, Winston’s attorney said his client had sex with the woman but that it was “absolutely” consensual.
If the quarterback is charged with a felony, he will be subject to immediate suspension from the Seminoles. The school’s Intercollegiate Athletics Policies and Procedures handbook states that student-athletes charged with a felony “will not be permitted to represent FSU Athletics in game competition until such time as the charge is resolved and all court, university and athletics department conditions for reinstatement have been met.”
Online sports betting experts also learned that the Florida State University policy does include a stipulation that allows the suspension to be waived for “extraordinary circumstances as determined by the administration.”
The Alabama native player, a redshirt freshman from Bessemer, Ala., is a leading Heisman Trophy candidate and has guided the No. 2 Seminoles to a 10-0 record in his first season as a starter. Winston is expected to start Saturday’s home game versus the Idaho Vandals at Doak Campbell Stadium.