No Charges in Sex Assault Probe of Florida State Quarterback

Alleged incident happened a year ago. Local police say they closed the case because the alleged victim stopped cooperating, but she disputes that claim


Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, considered the frontrunner for college football's prestigious Heisman Trophy, will not be charged with sexual assault in a case that had put a cloud over his season, a state prosecutor said on Thursday.

"We have a duty to only file those charges if we have a reasonable likelihood of a conviction," State Attorney Willie Meggs said at a standing room-only news conference. "We did not feel that we could meet that burden. We do not have sufficient evidence to make the charge."