It was unclear if the alleged victim would pursue a civil case against Winston. Her family has been sharply critical of the Tallahassee Police Department, accusing the agency of delaying the investigation and discouraging her from going forward with the case because of the public attention it would receive. Tallahassee police have defended their handling of the case.
The woman told police she had been drinking at a bar with friends and went home with a man she didn’t know. She said the alleged assault took place at an off-campus apartment, but she couldn’t remember where it was.
A month later, she identified her alleged attacker as the quarterback. Winston’s attorney Tim Jansen said the sex was consensual.
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