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Important Takeaways from Latest News Reports of the Jameis Winston Investigation

Florida State's Jameis Winston with The Coaches' Trophy after the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game against Auburn Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. Florida State won 34-31. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Florida State’s Jameis Winston with The Coaches’ Trophy after the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game against Auburn Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Greg Wallace, BLEACHERREPORT.COM

 

(Bleacher Report)—For Jameis Winston and Florida State, Friday was a rather interesting day.

While FSU and its Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback made final preparations for Saturday’s game at Syracuse, a trio of stories from major national news organizations came out alleging wrongdoing in the handling of the sexual assault allegations that were made against Winston by a Florida State student.

First came a Fox Sports report which stated that FSU attempted to hinder the investigation in the case.

Florida State responded to the report with a news release which stated that “the continual drumbeat of misinformation about the University’s actions causes harm to our students, faculty, alumni, supporters and the FSU community as a whole” and then proceeded to set out its timeline for how the allegations and the case was handled.

Then, a New York Times piece dropped which stated that the Winston case was just a symptom of a larger problem: Tallahassee police consistently and systematically protected Florida State football players in criminal matters that included domestic violence and motor vehicle theft.
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