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Jameis Winston driver publishes statement after alleged sexual assault



Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston was suspended for the first three games to start the 2018 season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneer's QB Jameis Winston made an apology on Thursday to the Uber driver who accused him of sexually assaulting her. On Friday, the driver, whose name is Kate, published her first public statement since the incident.

Kate drove Winston after leaving a nightclub in Scottsdale, Arizona in March 2016 after he got drunk, and Winston had allegedly paced her while waiting in a restaurant lane. She filed a formal complaint against him about Uber and Winston's Uber privileges were revoked. The driver has not filed any charges, but she shared her story with Buzzfeed News last fall. The NFL started investigating the allegations shortly thereafter.

Below is the statement by Talal Ansari of Buzzfeed News :

I am pleased to see the NFL discipline Jameis Winston. I appreciate his apology, even if she needs some work.

I would like to pay tribute to the NFL investigators, especially Lisa Friel and John Iannarelli, for their kind, professional and thorough investigation. [19659003] My experience should emphasize the importance of believing women if they have the courage to comment on sexual assault. Maybe this night could have been prevented if others had been believed in front of me. Winston once said, "Girls should be quiet, polite and gentle." I do not agree.

#MeToo

Winston, advancing into the last year of his four-year rookie contract with the Bucs, has informed league offices that he accepts his discipline and will not be appealing ,


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