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Jameis Winston investigation updates: Feds, FSU open investigations

After not being charged with any crimes, new investagions open up on the Florida State quarterback. Visit Tomahawk Nation for more Florida State coverage.

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More on the failed Jameis investigation

A reminder that the Tallahassee Police Department and Florida State University should have done more to pursue an alleged act of violence against a woman, and should have done it more quickly.

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Feds looking into Jameis Winston investigation

An investigation has been opened by the federal government into Florida State's handling of Jameis Winston's sexual assault case, Fox Sports reports. The government's investigation will include all sexual assault cases involving Florida State students in the past three years, and will attempt to find whether administrators complied with Title IX regulations.

Fox Sports does not specify which government department is involved in the investigation.

Update: Tallahassee.com reports it's the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights:

But as it attempts to comply with Title IX, the school might have further violated the law. Both a lengthy delay in conducting the investigation and a meeting only with Winston contradict guidance given to schools in 2011 by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

Tallahassee.com also reports 46 other colleges were under investigation for similar complaints and compliance reviews as of mid-March.

Earlier Thursday, Deadspin reported Florida State had charged Chris Casher and Ronald Darby with five counts of violation the school's code of conduct, and were investigating Winston (with no charges yet filed).

Casher, a defensive end, and Darby, a defensive back, are reportedly both charged with "conduct of a sexual nature that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for another person" and "acts that invade the privacy of another person" by the school.

The investigation appeared to end several months ago for Winston, as a state attorney elected not to press charges against the eventual Heisman-winning quarterback in December.

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Winston accuser wants state investigation

Patricia Carroll claims multiple failures by the state and the Tallahassee Police Department in the sexual assault investigation.

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The Jameis Winston circus

After a day of press conferences, tomahawk chops, and general unprofessionalism, the Winston investigation comes to an end.

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Jameis Winston won't be charged

This ends the investigation into a claim against the Florida State quarterback, days before the ACC Championship and a week before the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

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Presser means Winston charges unlikely

The prosecutor investigating FSU quarterback Jameis Winston has announced a press conference without telling Winston of any charges. That means there probably aren't any charges.

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Winston charging decision coming Thursday

The state attorney will announce whether or not charges will be filed against the Florida State quarterback.

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Tallahassee PD releases timeline of Winston events

The Tallahassee Police Department has released a timeline of events surrounding an alleged sexual assault committed by Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.

Tomahawk Nation has the full release, if you wish to read it  in its entirety. The following is all according to the report:

The Police Department first responded to the case on Dec. 7, after it was brought to their attention by the university's Police Department. For the next month, additional investigation followed, and on Jan. 10 the victim called the investigator and identified a suspect by name.

The suspect declined to be interviewed on Jan. 23, and the case was ruled open, but inactive, on Feb. 11. Toxicology reports were received in late-February and March, and analysis of the sexual assault kit was presented in late-August, more than eight months after the alleged incident.

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Jameis Winston could learn his legal fate soon

Winston could know if he'll be facing legal charges after the ACC title game.

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Winston decision likely coming Monday or Tuesday

The decision on whether or not to charge Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with a crime won't be made until early next week, likely Monday or Tuesday, according to ESPN's Mark Schlabach. There had been some speculation that a decision would be made as early as Friday.

A Tallahassee woman accused Winston of sexual assault in December 2012, but the case went inactive a few months later. It was recently activated after a media inquiry prompted a review by the Tallahassee Police Department, and a DNA test proved Winston had an encounter with his accuser. However, that doesn't mean a crime was committed. Winston reportedly has not spoken with authorities, and his attorney, Tim Jansen, maintains his client's innocence.

Winston has led Florida State to a 10-0 start and a position at No. 2 in the BCS standings. With 2,938 passing yards and 28 touchdowns, he is a leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy.

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Where the investigation stands

One week into the renewed investigation of the Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy contender, here is where we are.

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Winston's lawyer says sex was consensual

In response to Wednesday night's ESPN report that Jameis Winston's DNA matches a sample taken in December from the person of his accuser, the Florida State quarterback's lawyer said Thursday the results weren't a surprise and that two witnesses back Winston's story. He also expressed further frustration with the public nature of the case, as he likewise did last week.

The Heisman Trophy front-runner was accused in December 2012 of sexual battery in Tallahassee. The investigation went curiously dark for much of 11 months, with lawyers for both sides and the State Attorney hurling accusations tied to the case's complexities.

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Winston's DNA reportedly matches

Police haven't accused the quarterback of the nation's second-ranked team with a crime. Evidence shows he had an encounter with a woman who's accused him of one.

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Lawyer: Alleged victim didn't change her mind

The lawyer of a woman allegedly sexually assaulted by Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has denied claims that her client requested charges not be pressed, telling the AP such an event never happened.

Attorney Patricia Carroll said a Tallahassee city official's email distributed by the Tallahassee Democrat was false, and claims it was the actions of the Tallahassee Police Department that halted the case.

Carroll says the alleged victim was trying to get on with her life after it became apparent the Tallahassee Police Department was not seriously investigating the case. TPD did not respond to calls seeking comment.

Earlier Wednesday, the family of the alleged victim released a statement to the Tampa Bay Times, accusing police of swaying the woman towards not prosecuting the case, as well as refusing to collect evidence, including DNA and witness reports.

Winston has not been formally charged with a crime nor officially named as a suspect. The alleged incident happened in December 2012.


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Alleged victim's attorney claims police failure

The attorney of the alleged victim says police advised the woman not to pursue the case.

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Winston accuser 'changed her mind,' per lawyer

The sexual battery case involving Florida State's quarterback was reactivated last week.

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Winston's lawyer 'deeply concerned' about comments

The attorney thinks high-profile comments could change the nature of the case.

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Winston investigation didn't follow protocol

One attorney says the police department "clammed up" with a sexual assault investigation involving Florida State's quarterback.

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We don't know

We'd like to know Florida State's star quarterback had nothing to do with any alleged crime. We'd like to know anyone who might've committed that alleged crime will be caught. We don't know much of anything right now.

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