Accuser's family: Police warned accuser about pursuing rape case against Jameis Winston (report)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The alleged sexual assault case against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston took another turn on Wednesday.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, the victim's attorney was told that Tallahassee is a "big football town" and her client's life could "be made miserable" if she continued to pursue charges.
An attempt to obtain comment from the family attorney by AL.com was unsuccessful Wednesday.
The statement, shown here in a PDF, was released through the unidentified victim's attorney to the Tampa Bay times.
Winston has not been charged with a crime, and his attorney has denied any wrongdoing. Neither Winston or Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has commented on the issue.
According to the Times, the family questioned why Winston was not listed as a suspect on the police report when he was identified in early January and why it took months for certain aspects of the case to come out.
Read the full report from the Tampa Bay Times, plus the PDF obtained by the Times.