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For nearly a year, the events of that evening remained a well-kept secret until the woman’s allegations burst into the open, roiling the university and threatening a prized asset: Jameis Winston, one of the marquee names of college football.

 

Three weeks after Mr. Winston was publicly identified as the suspect, the storm had passed. The local prosecutor announced that he lacked the evidence to charge Mr. Winston with rape. The quarterback would go on to win the Heisman Trophy and lead Florida State to the national championship.

 

In his announcement, the prosecutor, William N. Meggs, acknowledged a number of shortcomings in the police investigation. In fact, an examination by The New York Times has found that there was virtually no investigation at all, either by the police or the university.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/16/sports/errors-in-inquiry-on-rape-allegations-against-fsu-jamies-winston.html?_r=1

 

Jameis may never face any repercussions, but the university will probably see a fat lawsuit coming their way.

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For nearly a year, the events of that evening remained a well-kept secret until the woman’s allegations burst into the open, roiling the university and threatening a prized asset: Jameis Winston, one of the marquee names of college football.

 

Three weeks after Mr. Winston was publicly identified as the suspect, the storm had passed. The local prosecutor announced that he lacked the evidence to charge Mr. Winston with rape. The quarterback would go on to win the Heisman Trophy and lead Florida State to the national championship.

 

In his announcement, the prosecutor, William N. Meggs, acknowledged a number of shortcomings in the police investigation. In fact, an examination by The New York Times has found that there was virtually no investigation at all, either by the police or the university.

 

http://www.nytimes.c...nston.html?_r=1

 

Jameis may never face any repercussions, but the university will probably see a fat lawsuit coming their way.

I wonder if the NCAA will come down on them like they did Penn State for not doing anything. Maybe they will have to fire Jimbo?

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Can't say that is a surprise.

 

Can say that it is very sad.

 

 

 

 

 

I hadn't heard about the second woman until now. Really awful stuff.

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Just so it's not out of context, this has nothing to do with Winston specifically, but...

 

Officer Pate’s blunt interviewing style did not help, the student said. “The first thing he asked me,” she recounted, “was if I was sure this was rape or if I just didn’t want a baby or wanted the morning after pill.” He also made comments, she said, “like, ‘Are you sure you want to file a report? It will be very awkward, especially for a female.’”

 

In his complaint to the police, the father wrote that Officer Pate had suggested that an investigation “would be futile, as ‘this kind of stuff happens all the time here.’” The family also said the police had focused more on the accuser than on the accused.

 

 

Anybody feel like roadtripping to Tallahassee to assault Officer Pate and then blame him for it? For fu#*$ sake.

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Neither the police nor the prosecutor’s office subpoenaed the phone records of Mr. Casher, Mr. Darby or Mr. Winston — even though they investigated all electronic communications to and from the accuser around the time of the sexual encounter.

 

The failure to seek similar electronic communications from the three football players surprised one former assistant state attorney, who prosecuted a Florida State football player on a rape charge a decade ago. “Why that was done, I don’t really know the answer to that,” said the former prosecutor, Adam Ruiz. “To me, that’s a no-brainer.”

 

 

Da fuqqq man this makes me sick

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Anybody feel like roadtripping to Tallahassee to assault Officer Pate and then blame him for it? For fu#*$ sake.

Would you mind posting a selfie when and if you decide to act on this? I'd love to see how the "encounter" affects your complexion.

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I thought the f#*k was guilty from Day one. I really hope and the University gets punished some way for the way they turned a blind eye for the sake of the program. I also hope the girls family wins the law suit and at the very least becomes wealthy enough to make sure this doesn't happen again.

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Just so it's not out of context, this has nothing to do with Winston specifically, but...

 

Officer Pate’s blunt interviewing style did not help, the student said. “The first thing he asked me,” she recounted, “was if I was sure this was rape or if I just didn’t want a baby or wanted the morning after pill.” He also made comments, she said, “like, ‘Are you sure you want to file a report? It will be very awkward, especially for a female.’”

 

In his complaint to the police, the father wrote that Officer Pate had suggested that an investigation “would be futile, as ‘this kind of stuff happens all the time here.’” The family also said the police had focused more on the accuser than on the accused.

 

 

Anybody feel like roadtripping to Tallahassee to assault Officer Pate and then blame him for it? For fu#*$ sake.

 

Wow...that would make me feel really safe sending my daughter to FSU to go to school. Is this an indictment on how football players act at FSU?

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Yeah what time does the shuttle leave for Tallahassee? This is just pathetic on FSUs part and embarassing on the police dept.

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Does anyone actually listen to that guy? Because I honestly don't. If you have a clip of him saying that I would love to see because I can't find one. And who are these other pundits?

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