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Florida State QB Jameis Winston

Investigated for Sexual Assault

11/13/2013 3:07 PM PST UPDATED: 11/13/2013 4:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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4:11 PM PT -- A rep for Florida State University has issued a statement saying, "We are aware of a matter that was investigated by the Tallahassee Police Department almost a year ago.

Because the investigation has not been closed by TPD, we cannot comment further at this time.

We look forward to a speedy resolution of the issue. There is no change in Jameis Winston's status."

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Florida State QB Jameis Winston -- frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy -- is being investigated for felony sexual assault, TMZ has learned. 

Law enforcement and other sources tell TMZ ... a woman filed a sexual assault complaint with the Tallahassee PD on December 7, 2012.   She claims the alleged sexual assault was committed with the use of "physical force."

According to the police report, the motive for the alleged crime was "sexual gratification."  The alleged victim says drinking was involved before the incident.

The police report says on the day in question, someone called the cops at 4:01 AM.  When police arrived, we're told there were photos taken of the alleged victim's injuries as well as physical evidence collected.

According to the police report, the incident occurred in an apartment. 

Winston is described in the police report as "muscular" and his demeanor as "polite."

Our sources say cops have already interviewed Winston.

As for the alleged offense, it requires proof that the perpetrator penetrated the victim orally, anally, or vaginally.

The investigation is "ongoing" with the police and the Florida State Attorney.

BTW ... the initial police reports lists the suspect's height at 5'11'' max ... Winston is 6'4.'  That report also says the suspect has straight hair.  Discrepancies aside, we have confirmed with law enforcement sources Winston is indeed the suspect.

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1.

Italia    

When are cops going to figure out that some of these women are having sex with these rich guys and then claiming they were raped because they know that's how other women got big buck from these guys.

259 days ago
2.

Wow ...    

Why do pro athletes have a high incidence of sexual assault claims and violence? Something in the roids? We do not frequently hear about actors or musicians being investigated for rape, there are some, but it seems there are countless athletes in trouble with the law for sex crimes.

259 days ago
3.

Mike    

The police have taken a year to investigate? Why is this just public now? Did Florida State know?

259 days ago
4.

Sancann    

If this report was filed in 2012, why is this coming out now. How long does it take to do an investigation. It has been 11 months.

259 days ago
5.

Cool Papa    

Bye bye Heisman.

259 days ago
6.

The Judge 212    

Urban Meyer please stop with the shena****ns. You should have scheduled an actual FBS team or two on your schedule and maybe you would actually be #2 right now, and not in your mind, and not resorting to this BS.

259 days ago
7.

Mumra the Ever Living    

This is absolutely shocking news.

259 days ago
8.

The Judge 212    

Urban Meyer please stop with the shena****ns. You should have scheduled an actual FBS team or two on your schedule and maybe you would actually be #2 right now, and not in your mind, and not resorting to this BS.

259 days ago
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The Judge 212    

Urban Meyer please stop with the BS trying to find dirt. You should have scheduled an actual FBS team or two on your schedule and maybe you would actually be #2 right now, and not in your mind, and not resorting to this BS.

259 days ago
10.

Mike    

Evidence must not be too strong if they haven't arrested him by now.

259 days ago
11.

gtlilone    

Really

259 days ago
12.

I am Spartacus    

Amazing that this is from 2012 but is just now being blasted publicly. Coincidence that FSU is the #2 team in the country & Winston the Heisman front runner... i think not.

259 days ago
13.

mark    

If you read the Police Report online. The suspect is Five foot 11 inches. Winston is Six foot five inches.
Nothing in the Report gives the suspect a name. If Winston how do we know

259 days ago
14.

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

Why are you identifying this innocent man? He is innocent until proven guilty. Why identify him but protect his accuser? Why the double standard?

259 days ago
15.

Katie    

We've got copy of the official police report from the incident, which allegedly took place on Dec. 7, 2012. Winston is not named anywhere in the report and the person described in the report was listed as between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11 and around 240 pounds. The report states that there were physical injuries to the victim and photos of those injuries.

Florida State has not issued a statement as of yet about the incident. The Tallahassee Police Department is continuing its investigation and has consulted with the Florida State Attorney's office as to the direction of the case. TPD has declined to comment further at this time.

259 days ago
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