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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Jameis Winston allegedly steals crab legs, gets suspended. Alleged sexual assault -- nothing

So, all it took for Florida State University to "punish" him was for Publix to accuse the Heisman winning quarterback of stealing crab legs. Of course, he's suspended from the baseball team and not the national championship football team.

Hell, he's not even suspended from school. But who's surprised? Not me. FSU didn't take any action when Winston was accused of raping a fellow student in December, 2012. And if the New York Times report is to be believed, the allegations against Winston were swept under the rug as the team went on to win the national championship. The victim in the case was told by a police officer that if she pressed charges her life would be made hard because Tallahassee is a football town. 
The woman filed a Title IX complaint in March, according to USA Today. 

It's time for FSU to stop the bull shit and do a real investigation into Winston, who obviously thinks he's above the law and is getting treated as if he is. I can only imagine how irate he was when he was issued the citation for stealing. I mean, if you have whole police department and university on your side when it comes to sexually assaulting women, I bet this whole taking crab legs from Publix was nothing. It was probably like a two-year-old having a temper tantrum when he was stopped and given the ticket.

So, he's suspended from the FSU baseball team. So. WHAT! Florida State is particularly known as a baseball school. Hell, most of the men in major league baseball didn't spend years in college. What's sad is it took stealing from a supermarket for FSU to do something -- as small as it is -- about Menace Winston.

A month before the rape accusation became public, the university’s victim advocate learned that a second woman had sought counseling after a sexual encounter with Mr. Winston, according to the prosecutor’s office. The woman did not call it rape — she did not say “no.” But the encounter, not previously reported, “was of such a nature that she felt violated or felt that she needed to seek some type of counseling for her emotions about the experience,” according to Georgia Cappleman, the chief assistant state attorney, who said she had spoken with the advocate but not with the woman.
The victim advocate was concerned enough about the episode to have alerted Mr. Winston’s first accuser.

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