TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — An attorney said Florida State is investigating the sexual assault case involving Jameis Winston in an effort to determine whether the Seminoles quarterback violated the student code of conduct policy.
Baine Kerr, one of the attorneys for the woman who said Winston sexually assaulted her, said Thursday the university interviewed his client “early last month.” He said “an investigation is ongoing.”
Florida State Attorney Willie Meggs did not bring charges against Winston in the case, saying in December that there was not enough evidence to win a conviction against him.
The university would not confirm the investigation but said, “While we cannot comment on any individual case, in general, complainants control the timing in our process.”
Kerr disagreed with the implication that the interview occurred recently because of actions by his client, saying that the woman has been asking “Florida State to comply with federal law and expeditiously investigate and resolve her complaints.”
BADGERS LIKELY TO GET HEALTHY: Wisconsin expects running back Melvin Gordon and defensive lineman Konrad Zagzebski to be ready Saturday for the No. 18 Badgers’ home opener vs. Western Illinois.
Both players were injured at week in Wisconsin’s 28-24 loss to LSU in Houston.
Gordon, who had 16 carries for 140 yards, suffered a hip flexor injury and didn’t play the majority of the second half.
Zagzebski was hit in the head and neck in the first quarter. He lost feeling on his left side and was taken to a hospital for examination. The senior underwent an MRI and CT scan, and both tests were negative.
POLICE SAY PLAYERS BEAT COUSIN OF TEAMMATE’S KILLER: Three Eastern Michigan players were charged with assaulting the cousin of a man convicted of killing teammate Demarius Reed.
The Ann Arbor News said court records show Darius Scott, Quincy Jones and Jairockeis Jones are charged with aggravated assault. The charges involve Friday’s attack on Demarko Taylor.
Taylor was a prosecution witness at a probable cause hearing for Kristopher Pratt and Ed Thomas in the Oct. 18, 2013, robbery-slaying of Reed at an off-campus apartment in Ypsilanti. Taylor is Pratt’s cousin. Pratt pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. A jury acquitted Thomas.
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