Posted December 13, 2013

Jameis Winston accuser’s lawyer asks for independent investigation of case

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Jameis Winston is one of the favorites for the Heisman Trophy. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Jameis Winston is a favorite to win the 2013 Heisman Trophy. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The lawyer for the woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault questioned the investigation into the complaint and alleged that Winston received preferential treatment because he is a member of the football team.

At the press conference held Friday in Zephyrhills, Fla., Patricia Carroll, the accuser’s attorney, focused on detectives’ alleged failures and called for the Florida attorney general’s office to conduct an independent investigation of the case and the Tallahassee Police Department.

“No investigation to speak of was conducted into the subject of this case,” Carroll said.

She later added: “I would characterize the investigation overall as an investigation into a rape victim as opposed to an investigation into a rape suspect.”

State Attorney Willie Meggs announced last week that his office did not have enough evidence to pursue charges against Winston. The Florida State quarterback has denied the allegations since they publicly emerged on Nov. 13.

Carroll spoke about alleged delays in questioning witnesses, processing evidence, and updating her and the accuser about the case.

She also said that the victim was not planning to take civil action at this time.

Winston was named the Davey O’Brien Award winner as the nation’s best quarterback Thursday night. He is considered the favorite to win the 2013 Heisman Trophy on Saturday.


128 comments
DEJ1948
DEJ1948

Does anyone really believe that if the same thing happened to you that happened Winston that the resolution would be the same?  If you do, I'm going to have to ask you to go back to square one and reread the question.    

GT500456
GT500456

Whoa......I didn't know Michelle Obama played for Florida  State.

dandogwood
dandogwood

But the girl has a bright future and some sap will always marry her and her kids will proud of her and her Heisman lover.

dandogwood
dandogwood

Hey is the semi virgin girl on face book.?

Mag533
Mag533

Interesting that the Attorney General is an Alum of FSU and a heavy donor. ummm

MarcoZ
MarcoZ

The medical reports purportedly indicated that the accuser suffered bruises in addition to the dna of Winston.  Has the media examined the redacted documents leased to the press or are they covering for Winston?

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

the lawyer should be questioning her client .. if you had no drugs or alcohol in you system why the memory black out...

this lawyer is just trying to make a name for herself... like a lot of these low lives do at the expense of others...

architect
architect

Thank you abalmer52566.  You are dead on.

Bigdog12
Bigdog12

They need to give on this, the girl was getting banged by winston and his friend came in asked to join and she said get out, but she never said help I'm being raped, and then he came back in with a video camera and then again she never said she was being raped, so case closed she was not raped 

abalmer52556@gmail.com
abalmer52556@gmail.com

Based upon what I'm reading on the internet on a daily basis, the quality of stories SI is choosing to post to this site is starting to rival The National Enquirer.  Between the nasty, petty, unverifiable stories attacking Mike Shanahan in attempts to get Mike fired to the drama filled "below the belt" coverage of rumor based attacks against Jameis all seem to be targeted toward creating as much controversy as possible.  SI is rapidly becoming a true "dirt-bag" riddled source for information.  I believe it's time to check out other possibilities for me.

Boogieman1281
Boogieman1281

With the evidence they had, there was no alternative but to not file charges.  However, that is not the same as an acquittal.  If new information comes up, they have until December of 2017 (five years after the alleged incident) to file the charges.  Until either occurs, any speculation is pointless.

Robert96
Robert96

Hey guys..........get over it. If you are a "football hero" you can do most anything you want to. Including screwing drunk teenagers.

CobyPreimesberger
CobyPreimesberger

again had this case gone forward she would've had to testify, not winston, and the fact there were inconsinsties in her story, winston's team would've driven a mack truck through her story on cross examine that winston would've been found not guilty

psychsports
psychsports

The ruling from the state attorney for Florida’s second judicial circuit Willie Meggs declaring that there was not enough evidence to bring a rape charge against Jameis Winston has brought about a public outcry from varied constituencies around the country and people in general.

The story deserves the attention it is getting due to the seriousness of the charges and the gravity of the event. The state attorney provided the public with the evidence they had garnered and invited all to look it over.

Moreover the case may not be over due to the fact that both sides have continued legal options.

And the victims lawyer is certainly talking now!--http://psychologyofsports.com/2013/12/06/jameis-winston-ruling-faulty-memories-and-poor-judgment/

JamesHeneghan
JamesHeneghan

Oh look, SI has the Jameis "thug" photo up again.  Come on, ESPN is now showing the "innocent" Jameis photos.  So, NOW her story is that its a date rape drug even though her blood results turned up NEGATIVE for 172 drugs.. AND it was administered by a UF forensics scientist.  So what is it?  A hit on the head?  Too much drinking?  Date rape drugs?  LIES!!!

Bakarihot
Bakarihot

I would Like to BELIEVE that NOT ONE PERSON here EVER would CONDONE RAPE. I can be assured that ONLY a Sick Person would Condone such a Cowardly Act . I would also want to BELIEVE that Not One Person cares to DESTROY the Reputation of ANYONE just cause you can with a SIMPLE LIE.

To me it seems OBVIOUS that the Accuser was NEVER EVER Seriously Wanting to Go After Jameis and seems that this Attorney is Hell Bent on seeing this Guy Punished by ANY MEANS NECESSARY ?
There are witnesses whom can Place this accuser at the bar/club,WALKING TO AND FROM A TAXI under her OWN WILL.Have her coming on to Jameis and then LEAVING WITH HIM under her OWN WILL.Walking to the apartment giving ORAL SEX and SEXUAL INTERCOURSE and YET She has NO ONE to corroborate her Story other than her Aunt the Attorney ? DNA Evidence of consensual sex is Not a Crime.Now had any of Jameis Team Mates said that he did NOT have Consensual Sex or Sex Period than we have a Real Rape Case due to the DNA Matching Jameis.Also why would Meggs care to Help Jameis when he has PROSECUTED Other FSU Football Players whom done Sexual Aggravated Assault Cases in which He CONVICTED ?? Please STOP with the COVER UP BS..Hell until Sept. Jameis was not even  the SECOND String QB,so His RECENT Success was a Shock To us ALL...Moral of the story is that the Attorney Has NONE and yet Painting a Weak Picture of Jameis having None and a Rapist...Sorry,I DO NOT BUY IT nor has the Police Dept...Go Away Already Miss Need Some More Publicity Attorney..smh

playemball
playemball

None of us were there..if he's telling the truth..great..gl to him in the future..if she's telling the truth, may everything come toppling down on him..who cares, doesn't effect any of us..

slickwilly
slickwilly

Can someone give me a reasonable answer why it's okay for her to ruin this young man's life with what is increasingly becoming clear is a false rape allegation without facing any possible repercussions to herself? Maybe at least Winston has learned the old lesson "You don't stick your **** in crazy".

slickwilly
slickwilly

It's still amazing to me how ludicrous it is that this broad could slander Jameis Winston's name so easily while at the same time being able to hide behind the veil of anonymity. I hope that someone outs her information so that she can become subject to public backlash.

Oldtimeduffer
Oldtimeduffer

@MarcoZShe also had the dna of a 2nd person (her "boyfriend" - boy, is SHE loyal) so maybe the boyfriend gave her the bruises.

I don't like Jameis Winston at ALL, I live on the west coast, but I for one am tired of all the people who are trying to vilify his character for doing nothing more than being a male in college who had consexual sex with a female (boy I'll bet THAT has never happened before)

dandogwood
dandogwood

@Bigdog12 the girl  has a love for black men. plus she could care less about her stellar reputation.

Tony38
Tony38

@Bigdog12 She claims she was unconscious. The witnesses and Winston had a year to get their stories straight. One witness said it was a common practice to sleep with Winston's leftovers and tried to do so. Think he would have bothered asking if she was awake? Then the guy who took the video on his phone destroyed the video before police could see it. So yeah, she wasn't raped. 

sportsfan99
sportsfan99

@abalmer52556@gmail.com I totally agree with you.  And the sniping and insults going back and forth between the people commenting is pretty bad also.  I stopped reading my SI emails for about three weeks until now.  Doubt if I will open another one for a while.

Oldtimeduffer
Oldtimeduffer

@Boogieman1281It's also not the same as a conviction but you would sure think so based on a number of posts in this comment section

MidwestGolfFan
MidwestGolfFan

@psychsports 


STOP trolling for your third-rate website.


You want advertising, PAY FOR IT.  Otherwise, GET LOST.

BosephHeyden
BosephHeyden

@Bakarihot Putting things random things IN ALL caps doesn't MAKE your argument BETTER AT all!  

JamesHeneghan
JamesHeneghan

@playemballLooks like everything is toppling the other way... onto the accuser.  She's getting buried by her attorney aunt in her own lies.

HarshRealities
HarshRealities

@playemballTHe SA's report can be found by a google search. There are so many inconsistentcies in her story that it is clear that she is not telling the truth.

drillndown
drillndown

@slickwilly now that all the facts are released, there is a growing call for her to face charges as a result of providing so much false information, as well as obstruction for leaving out needed information.

Seriously, she might be charged with obstruction in the investigation she originally file the report in. It makes sense, and would be the first time I have ever heard of that.

jimmyg
jimmyg

@slickwilly wow, your a smart one aren't you slickwilly.. what % of rape do you think are false accusations braniac?


jimmyg
jimmyg

@slickwilly Funny how he didn't come out stating his innocence.. What would you do if you were innocent of rape, shout from the mountaintops that you were innocent or hide behind lawyers?

drillndown
drillndown

@slickwilly trust me, she already has been, her and everyone associated with her sorority on campus

JamesHeneghan
JamesHeneghan

@jimmyg@slickwillyThis case is obviously not a rape.  She is caught in her own web of lies and cannot escape her own attorney aunt who is making it worse for everyone.

JamesHeneghan
JamesHeneghan

@jimmyg@slickwillyHe was told not too.  He was asked on the Home Depot awards show last night how he handled all the pressure of the last few weeks and he said he wasn't worried because he knew he didn't do anything wrong.  So, suck it- personal statement!

LarryEllison
LarryEllison

@jimmyg @slickwilly If you get a high priced attorney it makes good sense to listen to him/her. Everybody says "I didn't do it!" People say they want to hear it said, but once it's been uttered, most people are jaded enough to assume it is a lie.

drillndown
drillndown

@slickwilly I would never reveal her name on a public forum.

However, I believe in the system used in most other civilized nations, where the names of the accuser AND the accused are protected until adequate evidence is collected to file charges.

Can someone explain to me why that isn't the practice here in the US?? Seems like common sense to me, if not constitutionally mandated....

jimmyg
jimmyg

@bulletrico @slickwilly @jimmyg It's because there are a bunch of two types of people:  1. low self-esteem that have been shot down my women their entire lives.  2. FSU fans

Which one are you two?

bulletrico
bulletrico

@slickwilly @jimmyg Jimmy is the defender of any girl he see's... He is lonely and wishes one will like him and gets mad when he see's others deflowering something he will never have. He is just a creep!!! Jimmyg get a life. And notice your opinion is not popular here so move on to the knitting web site!!!