Lawyer: FSU QB Winston volunteered DNA to police - FOX 13 News

Lawyer: FSU QB Winston volunteered DNA to police

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Jameis Winston's attorney says it's no surprise his client's DNA was a match. He says the sex was consensual.

"Mr. Winston has rights, he has never been charged with a crime, and we believe that the evidence, that the witnesses saw, there was no crime," said attorney Tim Jansen.

FSU's star quarterback gave the DNA sample voluntarily, taking a swab test on campus last week. FDLE says it matched a sample taken from the woman's underwear. The chances of it matching someone other than Winston was one in 2.2 trillion.

"We will find out who leaked this info. It's not fair to Mr. Winston. His reputation has been tarnished. It's all over the airwaves about this DNA, this DNA has not impact whatsoever on his case," Jansen said.

The young woman from the Tampa Bay area who is accusing Winston has now dropped out of school.

In a statement, the attorney for the woman and her family says she was warned by police that Tallahassee was a "big football town and the victim needs to think long and hard before proceeding against him, because she will be raked over the coals and her life will be made miserable."

"We're still investigating the case and hopefully we'll have a decision about what we're going to do in the near future," Leon County State Attorney Willie Meggs said.

The DNA match doesn't prove sexual assault, but it does link him to the woman on the night in question. Winston's attorney also says there were two eyewitnesses who back up his story.

Investigators also took a DNA sample from one of those witnesses, but prosecutors wouldn't comment on whether there might have been multiple attackers.

"All of you will go through this case with a fine tooth comb and I don't want, when we're done, for you to say ‘why didn't you do this or that.' We're going to do everything we can think of to seek out the truth," Meggs said.

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