apologizes for Uber Incident
… blame alcohol
6/28/2018 10:55 AM PDT
Jameis Winston apologizes to the Uber driver, who claims that the Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback sexually assaulted her during a 2016 ride … and now says he had "alcohol out [1
The Uber driver claimed before that she brought Winston from a bar area in Scottsdale, Arizona, and took him to a drive-in restaurant … where he forcibly grabbed her vagina.
First and foremost, I want to say that I'm sorry for the Uber driver for the position I've been in, "Winston said in a statement.
" It's uncharacteristic for me and I apologize sincerely. "
Important to note – Winston never denies the allegations in his statement, but we've learned that he tells friends privately that he has NOT fucked the woman.
The NFL does not believe him – and said in a separate statement that an investigation Winston "[touched] showed the driver in an inappropriate and sexual manner without her consent."
Winston's statement continues … "In the last 2 1/2 years was mine Life full of experiences, opportunities and events that helped me grow, mature and learn, including the fact that I have eliminated alcohol from my life. "
It is interesting to think of Winston's past – he was accused of raping a woman during a student in Florida State, this case was finally dropped because the investigation was a mess.
Winston's testimony Regarding the Uber driver, the following continues …
"I know that I have to adhere to a higher standard and I have a responsibility for my family, my community and my teammates to live above the platform with God has blessed me. I apologize to my teammates, the Buccaneers organization and the fans for dropping them and being unable to get out there for the first three games of the season. "
" Although I'm disappointed with the NFL's decision, I understand the NFL's process and take it as an opportunity to use the resources at my disposal for the goals I have for myself. "
" I look forward to getting this over with and working hard every day to be a positive influence in my community and to be the best person, teammate and leader. "