FSU and its star QB Winston could face lawsuit

6:46 PM, Jan 9, 2014   |    comments
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) leaves the field after the Seminoles' game Nov. 23 against Idaho at Doak Campbell Stadium. (Photo: Melina Vastola, USA TODAY Sports)
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The attorney for a woman who accused star Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault says she will sue the school, the Tallahassee Police Department and the player himself.
 
Patricia Carroll said Thursday she intends to file a notice to sue the police department early next week. Under Florida law, anyone filing a lawsuit against a government agency must file court paperwork six months prior to the suit itself.
 
Winston's attorney said the sex with the woman was consensual and no charges were filed against Winston after Leon County prosecutors investigated.
 
Carroll says she asked Florida's attorney general, the state department of law enforcement and Gov. Rick Scott for an independent examination into the rape investigation, claiming it was riddled with problems. Tallahassee police have defended their handling of the case.

Associated Press

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