Winston's Accuser Wants State to Re-Open Case

Published on 13-Dec-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Winston's Accuser Wants State to Re-Open Case

The attorney for the woman who accused Jameis Winston of rape wants the state of Florida to reopen the case.

Patricia Carroll complained about the way the case was handled and said their were key omissions by investigators.

"If victims are subjected on an ongoing basis to what this victim was, there is a serious problem in the state of Florida and certainly the Tallahassee area," Carroll said.

She accused the Tallahassee Police Department of redacting evidence such as blood and urine samples, references to prescription pain medication taken by the accuser for injuries, and phone records.

She considers the investigation to have been botched and thinks Winston got off because of who he is and whom he plays for.

"Do I believe this failure of an investigation was related to the fact he was on the football team? I do," Carroll claimed.

As of now, there will not be a civil lawsuit filed against Winston or the police department, but that all could change if this case isn't re-opened in the near future.

Meanwhile, Winston won the Davy O'Brian Award for the best quarterback in the country and Walter Camp Award for player of the year last night at the College Football Awards. 

Winston was whisked away from the media this afternoon before he could be asked any questions about this latest development.

The Heisman Trophy ceremony is tomorrow night on ESPN. Winston is expected to win that award in a landslide.