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Jameis Winston Under Investigation By NFL For Groping Uber Driver

Jameis Winston Under Investigation By NFL For Groping Uber Driver

This time, the accuser was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback's Uber driver for a ride in the Scottsdale, Arizona, area in March 2016; Winston was there for a Kurt Warner charity event.

Buzzfeed.com reported the allegations on Friday morning made by an unidentified Uber driver, and NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said "the matter is under review" in response a request for confirmation from the league of an investigation.

A report from BuzzFeed News says the National Football League is investigating a 2016 incident in which the former Heisman Trophy victor is accused of shouting homophobic slurs at pedestrians and grabbing at the driver's crotch while they were waiting in a drive-thru.

According to the report, the driver filed a complaint with Uber. She decided against it, citing fear of backlash as one of the primary reasons.

If Winston's not a sexual assaulter, he's at best a sexist jackass.

"I believe the driver was confused as to the number of passengers in the auto and who was sitting next to her", Winston said. She didn't say it in so many words, but the implication is that she felt empowered to tell the tale now due to similar steps by victims of alleged sexual assaults across the country in recent weeks, particularly those with high profile perpetrators.

In a statement provided to Martin by Uber, the company said, "The behavior the driver reported is disturbing and wrong".

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BuzzFeed did verify details of the driver's story through other individuals with whom she spoke after the incident.

To that, Winston's representative, Russ Spielman, issued a statement to BuzzFeed News, fully denying the allegations.

The driver, who declined to give her name, told BuzzFeed News that she picked Winston up at around 2 a.m. local time on March 13, 2016. She also showed BuzzFeed a text message sent to a friend after the encounter, specifically naming Wilson as her alleged harasser. "The league takes allegations of this nature very seriously and has opened an investigation into the matter".

The Florida State University product seemingly went on to suggest that he was in the auto, but was not seated next to the driver.

While at Florida State, Winston was accused of raping a female student.

In 2016, Winston settled a federal lawsuit with Kinsman.


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