*The woman who claims Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, 19, raped her is not going away quietly, even though authorities has decided to not press charges against the athlete.
On Friday her lawyer asked Florida’s attorney general to independently examine the rape investigation, claiming it was riddled with problems.
The attorney, Patricia Carroll, appealed to the attorney general to investigate the Tallahassee Police Department’s handling of the case. Attorney Carroll claims detectives failed to interview key witnesses, used unreliable and incomplete forensic tests and never tested the alleged victim’s blood for the presence of date-rape drugs. However, the AP reports that spokeswoman Jenn Meale said the Attorney General’s Office hadn’t yet received a formal request from Carroll.
“It appears to me to be a complete failure of an investigation of a rape case,” Carroll said during the 90-minute news conference.
Interestingly, the press event was held just 24 hours before the scheduled announcement of the Heisman Trophy winner. Winston, who led Florida State to a No. 1 ranking, is a favorite to win.
Carroll pointed out that the Heisman had nothing to do with her client’s accusations. Winston redshirted during the 2012 season and was not playing when the woman accused him of rape.
“I’m not focusing on football,” she said. “Sometimes it’s not about football. Sometimes it’s about rape.”
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