Willie Meggs addressed the media Thursday to announce that Jameis Winston will not face any charges after his office concluded an investigation into an alleged sexual battery from December 2012. Meggs spoke for over 30 minutes, and had a lot to say. Here is what you need to know:
Meggs opened by saying that the investigation timeline had nothing to do with football. He refused to say whether the announcement was a vindication for Jameis Winston, or an indication of a lack of evidence. He deferred to the State Attorney's Office report, which should soon be available.
He did, however, tell ESPN TV that he did not find the complainant as someone who he believed he could put on the stand. He said that sometimes weak witnesses can be bolstered by additional evidence, but that was not the case in this investigation.
Much of what was said by Meggs was previously reported by Tomahawk Nation Thursday morning.
There were multiple questions about the complainant's lack of memory.
Meggs confirmed that despite multiple tests, there were no drugs found in the system of the complainant. Meggs also confirmed that her blood alcohol level was 0.04, which per Meggs, was "not very high." Meggs also was asked if there was any sign of head trauma (the complainant had told a friend she was hit in the head at a party), and he said that there was not.
Meggs also confirmed that the second DNA sample found on the complainant's person was from her shorts, and not her underwear, and that they believe it came from an unrelated encounter, with someone with whom the complainant had a previous relationship. Meggs stated that the person refused to speak with them, but that they did acquire his DNA.That person is identified in the police report as Jamal Roberts.
Meggs said that they were unable to confirm a pre-existing relationship between Winston and the complainant.
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