NFL Quarterback Gets Brief Suspension Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Jameis Winston allegedly grabbed an Uber female driver's crotch and yelled gay slurs at pedestrians.

Tampa, FL – The National Football League is suspending Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston for three games after it was alleged he grabbed a female Uber driver’s crotch in 2016.

ESPN reported the league hasn’t notified Winston of the official decision and the suspension could be longer or shorter based on circumstances.

According to BuzzFeed, a female Uber driver named Kate was called to a party in Scottsdale, Arizona to pick up a passenger at 2 a.m. March 13, 2016.

BuzzFeed stated Kate didn’t want her last name used for fear of retaliation. Kate said that Winston sat in the front passenger seat and right away started to behave “poorly.” Kate said Winston yelled homophobic slurs at pedestrians and then asked to stop for food.

While waiting at a drive-thru, Winston reach over and grabbed Kate’s crotch and held it there for three to five seconds.

“I mean he's an NFL quarterback and I’m 5 ft 6. I’m not prepared for that. So I completely froze,” Kate said, according to BuzzFeed.

Winston published a statement on Twitter in which he said the allegation was false and said the Uber driver was confused to the number of people in the car and who was sitting next to her.

Winston has had a history of incidents with women dating back to his years in college at Florida State.

In December of 2016, he settled two federal lawsuits with a woman who accused him of rape, according to the New York Times.

The police investigation of that 2012 rape claim was the subject of a New York Times’ investigation. Winston, who said the sex was consensual, was never questioned by police in Tallahassee, Florida and prosecutors ultimately declined to charge him.

The New York Times’ investigation stated that the police and the university did little to determine what had happened.

In September of 2014, Winston was accused by witnesses of standing on a table and yelling, “f**” her right in the p***y,” while at Florida State, according to the Tampa Tribune.

The was a popular phrase that turned into a meme after a viral video was released. Winston was suspended one game by Florida State for making that comment

Winston signed a four-year contract worth $23.35 million in 2015. That included a $16.7 million signing bonus. However, Winston’s base salary for 2018 is scheduled to be $20.9 million. The three-game suspension would cost him $124,000.

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61mouse
61mouse

He's not going to miss $124,000 and why suspend him he's playing in the NATIONAL FELON LEAGUE

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 So your difference is timing? And not the fact that they have done the same shit? I'm not sure what timing has to do with excusing one's behavior and villifying another, Baby Boomer.

I mean, aside from the logical magic show Baby Boomers love to use to justify one's actions while condemning another for the exact same actions.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - it sure sounds like you're defending Winston...hmm, is that because he's black? Trumps accusers are women hired by the DNC or a prostitute looking for her 15 minutes of fame. They waited years to come forward to make their claim while Winston's accusers did so immediately. See the difference, Cheech?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LordSeamus He has said, done, and been accused of the same shit your clown president has done. Maybe boycott him too.

investigator
investigator

This guy should have been in jail a long time ago......"alleged" rape, yelling filthy comments at the top of his lungs while standing on a picnic table on campus....then his remarks at an elementary school, stealing crablegs from a grocery store and an "alleged"? grope. And all the sportscasters love him. What a PIG.