Last year Florida State Attorney announced he would not charge Jameis Winston, the Florida State University (FSU) quarterback, who was accused of sexually assaulting a female FSU student at an off-campus apartment on Dec. 7, 2012.
However, it has been announced on Thursday FSU is investigating the sexual assault case involving the 2013 Heisman Trophy recipient. Though the university has not confirmed nor denied the investigation, there was an official statement released.
“While we cannot comment on any individual case, in general, complainants control the timing in our process.”
Bain Kerr, the attorney for the woman who alleges Winston took advantage of her, revealed the university interviewed his client last month and currently there is an ongoing investigation.
Kerr went on to state, “I take issue with that statement as it applies to this particular complaint. She’s definitely been asking that this go forward. The timing has not been controlled by her or by us, however. We have for months said that she was willing to be formally interviewed as part of the disciplinary process and made her available.”
In addition, the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is currently investigating FSU for possible Title IX violations.
Winston remains adamant that the sex was consensual.