TAMPA, Fla The Uber driver, who accused Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston of attacking her, has published a statement by her lawyer John Clune, describing the work of the NFL during their seven-month investigation, which eventually led to a triple lock on Winston.
"I am delighted to see the NFL discipline Jameis Winston, I appreciate his apology, even if it needs some work," she said Friday.
"I would like to publicly acknowledge the NFL investigators, especially Lisa Friel and John Iannarelli, for their kind, professional and thorough investigation. " My experience should emphasize the importance of believing women if they have the courage to to express sexual assault. Maybe this night could have been prevented if others had been believed in front of me.
"Mr. Winston once said," Girls should be quiet, polite and gentle. "I disagree.
" # MeToo "
Clune admitted that the investigation was stressful for his client, but "We handled it as well as you could hope."
"We were pretty impressed with how the league handled it," Clune said, "The length of the barrier can be discussed, but it was from the first day Obviously, the NFL took the matter seriously, both the process and the end result. "
He added that his client is" at peace with the last discipline. "
Clune also revealed that Winston's former Florida team-mate Ronald Darby, who came to Winston's defense when the allegations surfaced in November 2017, told the league something different when he claimed he was in the vehicle with Winston at the time of the incident.
"We understand that Ron Darby's statement against About the League was that he no longer remembered the Uber ride in question and that his text messages showed that he was still outside the international club when Winston finished the ride. "Clune said.
In a statement on Thursday, the NFL said Winston violated the League's personal behavior policy" by touching the driver inappropriately and sexually without their consent.
The League began its investigation in November 2017. When the woman identified herself as "Kate," Buzzfeed said that Winston waited for her in March 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona, while waiting for her and taken her in her lap had