Friday, December 13, 2013
Jameis Winston is the phenomenal Freshman quarterback for the undefeated Florida State University Seminoles, ranked first in the nation. FSU will play Auburn for the national championship on January 6, 2014.
Winston has already won two prestigious awards, the Walter Camp player of the year award and the O’Brien Award for the nation’s top quarterback. He will likely win the Heisman Trophy tomorrow evening.
Despite these remarkable achievements, a young woman has accused him of forcibly raping her a year ago. The Tallahassee Police Department investigated the allegation. Last week, Leon County State Attorney Willie Meggs announced that there was not enough evidence to convict the young man because there were too many gaps in the woman’s story.
He released 248 pages of discovery for the public to review.
The young woman’s lawyer, Patricia Carroll, has asked the Florida Attorney General to conduct an independent investigation regarding alleged discrepancies in the medical reports her client’s family received and the medical reports in the package of documents that Meggs released.
“We perceive that as a problem that warrants further investigation,” said Carroll in a news conference Friday. “There is no other choice than to call upon the attorney general of the state of Florida to conduct an independent investigation into this case and the Tallahassee Police Department.”
After reviewing the documents, I concur with Willie Meggs’s decision not to prosecute Jameis Winston.
What do you think?
We depend on reader support and we desperately need your help now.
I hate to beg but have no choice. We cannot pay our rent and are on the verge of being homeless and losing this website.
This is our 798th post in two years. Think about how much time and effort that involves.
Writing articles and maintaining this site requires many hours of work every day and we rarely miss a day, including weekends. Sometimes we publish several articles per day. Yesterday, we published four articles.
And that is not all that we do. For example, we get about 1,000 comments per day of spam. I have to review each comment before deleting it because occasionally legitimate comments from our readers are mistakenly diverted into the spam folder. You would not believe some of the filth I have to wade through. One person actually expressed regret that Crane and I were not killed by a tornado that barely missed us. Many are celebrating our financial situation.
Takes a lot of commitment to persevere in the face of such hatred. Please never forget what we risk by doing this work for you.
If you value the unique mix of news and commentary you find here, please make a donation.
Click the yellow donation button in the upper right hand corner of this page. You can choose to make a single donation via Paypal or a recurring monthly payment.
We really are on the edge of losing this site. Please keep the donations coming or we won’t be around to cover the Jordan Davis trial that begins February 3rd.
The situation really is that serious.