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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

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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."