The prosecutor in charge of the investigation of sexual assault allegations against Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston has stated that they’re close to revealing their findings.
State Attorney Willie Meggs has scheduled a news conference for this afternoon in his office to make the announcement. YouWager experts have learned that according to Meggs, investigators have gone as far as possible and now know all they can about the December 2012 incident.
The 19 year-old player was named the ACC Player of the Year on Wednesday and led Florida State to the No. 1 ranking.
The Seminoles will play for a conference title Saturday, with what online sports betting experts consider a strong chance at the national crown.
Winston is also the leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy, and many voters are waiting to see whether the Alabama native will be charged with a crime before they make up their minds. This should happen by Monday.
According to previous findings, DNA belonging to Winston was found in the underwear of the accuser. A lawyer for the quarterback has suggested that the player and the accuser had consensual sex.
However, the family of the victim has accused the star quarterback of rape.
Many consider that being that Meggs has scheduled a news conference — as opposed to getting a warrant for Winston’s arrest – might mean that he will not file charges.
The alleged victim was a Florida State student during the December incident, but she left school after her attorney was told by police that information about the case was about to be released to the media.
FSU did not provide any comment Wednesday. The university is likely to address the matter sometime after Meggs’ news conference.
According to a Florida State policy a student-athlete is suspended from game action if charged with a felony until the charge is resolved “absent extraordinary circumstances as determined by the administration.”
The 2013 ACC player of the year’s records with 3,490 passing and 35 touchdowns this college football season.