Florida state attorney Willie Meggs announced on Thursday that no charges will be filed against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston after an investigation into a sexual assault accusation. Among the findings included in the investigation was information about the accuser having DNA from more than one man on her clothing the night of the sexual encounter.
As we know, Winston’s DNA was found on the accuser’s underwear. Winston’s attorney said his client had consensual sex with the 19-year-old woman. In addition to Winston’s DNA, Meggs revealed that a second man’s DNA was also found on the accuser’s shorts. Meggs said there were “several” people in the room at the time the sexual encounter occurred. Two of those people were FSU players Chris Casher and Ronald Darby, who claim they watched the accuser willingly perform oral sex on Winston.
According to the official documents from the case, a swab revealed that the second DNA donor was a man named Jamal Roberts. Some media outlets are reporting that Roberts is a collegiate football player at another school. LBS has been unable to confirm these reports.
Meggs said in his press conference that the DNA from the third party belonged to the accuser’s boyfriend, though he noted that the boyfriend refused to speak with investigators. Meggs also said that the accuser acknowledged having sex with her boyfriend.
Based on the findings from the investigation, it seems certain that there was a third party involved at some point. The timeline of events is a bit more unclear.