Jameis Winston still hasn’t heard from NFL regarding investigation

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The NFL’s investigation into Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is into its fifth month.

But the league still hasn’t talked to Winston himself, regarding allegations of groping an Uber driver in March 2016.

“Well, I know the NFL has a process they have to go through and I respect that process,” Winston said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “That’s not my job to speculate on that process. My focus has been with this organization, getting the guys back in here and focusing on what we can do to be a better team this offseason.”

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has previously expressed frustration with the pace of the inquiry (which began last November), but Winston said he hasn’t been interviewed by NFL investigators. He’s subject to punishment under the league’s personal conduct policy, but without having participated in an interview for them, he has no way of knowing when he’ll know something.

He said he appreciated the support from the organization, including owner Joel Glazer.

“It meant a lot to me because I know my work ethic for this organization, for this team is unparalleled,” Winston said . “You know, every day I walk in this building, I’m trying to be the best I can possibly be and be the best for this organization so to have support of ownership, it really inspires me to continue to work hard and continue to be the leader that I am.”

The Bucs have little recourse, as the league moves at its own deliberate pace on these things.

8 responses to “Jameis Winston still hasn’t heard from NFL regarding investigation

  1. I’m not a Winston fan. I think he’s very lucky that the local police around FSU gave him special treatment, or he wouldn’t have gotten away with what he did.

    Having said that – NFL investigations are a joke. Five months to investigate if he groped a driver? Just get it over with. The fact that they drag their feet and then cherry-pick evidence to suit their desired outcome makes the whole process a joke.

  2. Evidence doesn’t fabricate itself overnight. In the meantime, you might want to make sure you have some money put away for when the NFL suspends you.

  3. Based on recent history, I would expect the NFL to wait for the moment of maximum publicity to begin interviewing players. Then whatever penalty is decided on will be levied at the most inopportune time for the team, wrecking whatever playoff chance they have. Protect the Shield!!

  4. The NFL should really get out of the law enforcement business. It would be a whole lot cleaner for everyone involved if the NFL simply followed the lead of the legal justice system and then made decisions appropriately.
    What they are now doing is simply the result of the League (Goodell) desiring to hold all the control and power over everything. It’s called megalomania.

  5. Winston is delusional. He calls himself a leader and actually believes it,but yet there are all of these weird accusations against him off the field. What kind of a leader is that? He bought his way out of trouble before,but this time,I hope the NFL makes him sweat it out until the last minute. Meanwhile,he can “eat” some more W’s while he waits,and maybe work on his accuracy and decision-making. Neither is very good.

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