News

No charges in Florida State QB sex assault case

No charges in Florida State QB sex assault case

NO CHARGES: Florida State QB Jameis Winston won't face any charges in a sexual assault investigation. Photo: Associated Press

GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor says Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged in a sexual assault case.

State Attorney Willie Meggs made the announcement Thursday. The 19-year-old Heisman Trophy candidate was accused of raping a female student in December last year, but Meggs says there is not enough evidence for anyone to be charged in the case.

The Tallahassee Police Department turned the case over to Meggs on Nov. 12 after several media inquiries. Meggs interviewed the accuser Nov. 21.

The prosecutor says Winston’s DNA matched a sample found in the woman’s underwear.

But Winston’s lawyer, Tim Jansen, has said that was expected and doesn’t prove guilt.

The top-ranked and undefeated Seminoles are playing Duke on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. A win would likely put them in the BCS championship game.

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in Sports

Yankees Pineda ejected for substance on neck

Fresh
pine

Pitchers are not allowed to use foreign substances to give them a better grip on the ball.

1 hour ago in Sports

Seahawks, Packers kick off NFL season

Fresh
nfl

The Seattle Seahawks open the defense of their Super Bowl crown and kick off the 2014-15 season at home against Green Bay.

1 hour ago in Sports

Knicks looking for hometown discount from Anthony

Fresh
anthony

Potential free agent Carmelo Anthony will be asked to give the New York Knicks a discount on his next contract.

1 hour ago in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Fresh
cbj

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, April 24.

today in National

FDA moves to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors

vaping

The FDA proposes rules that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18, but health advocates say it's not enough.