Report: DNA report connects Florida State QB Jameis Winston to accuser
A DNA report connects Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston to the woman who alleges that he sexually assaulted her, reports ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach.
According to the report, a Florida state crime lab determined that the chances that the DNA in the woman’s underwear is a match for someone other than Winston was one in 2.2 trillion.
Winston has not been charged with any crime. An attorney for Winston denied the reported allegations against his client after they emerged last week.
The attorney told the Tallahassee Democrat on Thursday that his client had voluntarily submitted a DNA test in the case last Thursday. He also alleged that law enforcement had leaked the DNA report, which he says he has not seen.
Earlier Wednesday, the accuser’s family released a statement that claimed that a Tallahassee, Fla., police detective told the accuser that her life could “be made miserable” if she pursued charges. The accuser stopped cooperating with police in February, according to ESPN.com.
The family’s statement also alleged that detectives “specifically refused to collect Winston’s DNA or interview Winston’s roommate who witnessed the attack.”
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The DNA match alone does not prove that Winston, a leading Heisman Trophy candidate, sexually assaulted the woman, as the accuser’s family claimed in a statement released by a Tampa-based attorney on Wednesday. But it does indicate that Winston, who has yet to talk to Tallahassee police or the state attorney investigating the case, had his DNA associated with the accuser on Dec. 7, 2012, when the accuser claimed she was sexually assaulted at an off-campus apartment.