No charges in FSU football sex assault case

12/05/2013 2:13 PM

12/05/2013 10:14 PM

A prosecutor says a top college football player will not be charged in a sexual assault case.

State Attorney Willie Meggs made the announcement Thursday regarding allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.

The 19-year-old Heisman Trophy candidate was accused of raping a female student in December last year, but Meggs says there is not enough evidence for anyone to be charged in the case.

The Tallahassee Police Department turned the case over to Meggs on Nov. 12 after several media inquiries. Meggs interviewed the accuser Nov. 21.

The prosecutor says Winston's DNA matched a sample found in the woman's underwear. But Winston's lawyer, Tim Jansen, has said that was expected and doesn't prove guilt.

The top-ranked and undefeated Seminoles are playing Duke on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. A win would likely put them in the college football championship game.

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