Sex Assault Probe Into Quarterback Jameis Winston Will Be ‘Thorough,” Prosecutor Vows

Source: Matt Gutman / ABC News

Jameis Winston, the Florida State Seminoles star quarterback, has been voted the Atlantic Coast Conference’s rookie of the year, but the vote came just a day after the prosecutor investigating the sexual assault allegations against the Heisman Trophy favorite said he will complete a thorough investigation.

State Attorney Willie Meggs said Monday he will conduct the investigation “not based on a football schedule or anyone else’s calendar.”

Meggs’ statement is a reference not only to the Seminole’s shot at a national title, but Winston’s campaign for the prestigious Heisman Trophy. An official in the State Attorney’s office said a decision on charges could come late this week or next – preceding the Dec. 14 Heisman vote by just a couple of days.

Winston, 19, has been hit with accusations of sexual battery in connection with an alleged assault in a Tallahassee apartment Dec. 7, 2012, according to a heavily redacted police report. However, the case did not reach prosecutors until last month.

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