Uber driver’s lawyer says Ronald Darby “no longer recalled” ride in question

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It turns out Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby was an unreliable witness because he wasn’t there when his former Florida State teammate, Jameis Winston, groped an Uber driver in March 2016.

The attorney for the former Uber driver confirmed a report from last week that Darby had not stayed with Winston the entire night in question.

“We understand that Ron Darby‘s statement to the league was that he no longer recalled the Uber ride in question and that his text messages show that he was still outside the International club as Winston was finishing the ride,” attorney John Clune said, via Jenna Laine of ESPN.

When the allegation first surfaced last November, Darby insisted in a statement that Winston had done nothing inappropriate because he and the quarterback were in the backseat:

“I felt the need to come forward and clarify some inaccurate accounts of the evening of March 13, 2016 when myself, a friend and Jameis Winston took an Uber ride in Arizona. There were three of us in the car, not just one as has been reported. Myself and Jameis were in the backseat. I am confident that nothing inappropriate in nature happened in the car that evening and Jameis did not have any physical contact with the Uber driver. The accusations are just not true.”

The third man who spent time with Winston and Darby that night reportedly was Brandon Banks, a former Vanderbilt football player now in prison for rape.

20 responses to “Uber driver’s lawyer says Ronald Darby “no longer recalled” ride in question

  1. gotta expect rats to flee the ship, but Jameis seems determined to go the way of USS Arizona and HMS Hood;

  2. The Buc’s owners defend him because he visits the local children’s hospital. What kind of people does their security bar from visiting, if this crowd is their poster child for upstanding citizenry??

  3. Darby lied to help cover up Winston’s actions, then when he found out the facts proved he was lying he changed his story to he can’t remember. Considering the allegations, That’s straight trash

  4. So Darby lied to the police and league to cover up Winston’s assault.

    Sounds like he should have a suspension coming too.

  5. Wasn’t Darby also a witness for Winston regarding the allegations at FSU? If I’m the Eagles, I would be very concerned.
    As for the Bucs, it’s pretty obvious that they just don’t get it.

  6. Wow, reading is hard for some peeps. The 3 men rode together, but Jameis was in the car FIRST(or, at least before Darby). Therefore, he recalled the events that he actually knew. Which means, for the slow ones out there, the incident occurred before Darby joined Jameis in the vehicle. Where are the SJW’s though, is all this is about is the white man keeping the black man down, amirite? Dudes scum.

  7. As much as I despise the Pats, I’m with their fans on this..: why is he only looking at 3 games. Should be 6. JW is a societal threat and all women should stay away

  8. “I no longer recall….” That’s what politicians say when they are lying. Darby is lying too….he’s lying about lying. What a complete dirtbag. He should be out of the league too.

  9. Correct me if I’m wrong but wouldn’t lying to the NFL during one of their investigations be a violation of the Personal Conduct Policy? It’s not like he said “as far as I know nothing happened” he came out and told everyone that the accusations were a flat out lie and that Winston did absolutely nothing wrong

  10. 10:1 Winston gets cut this season, more soon than later. HE was on the bubble to begin with and this latest move is the nail in coffin that is his career.

  11. Darby needs to be suspended (at a minimum) for lying to investigators. Quite frankly, I hope the Eagles cut him. The Eagles have been running a class organization and Darby shouldn’t be in it.

  12. Assault and then lied and tried to make Kate the driver the liar and he only gets three games? Then Darby lies to cover for him and is now walking back his words after he cane forward to speak up for his bud? Now, these two both need to be suspended 6 games. Darby is just as guilty to proactively volunteer to cover for his scumbag friend again. Best thing we can do is find out who Winston and Darby have endorsements through and write those companies letters boycotting their products as long as they continue their business with them. That’s the only thing anyone seems to listen to anymore.

  13. Lies and Criminal activity… This is certainly NOT the actions of the NFL players I grew up with!
    I say anybody who has a Juvenal record, or one in College of a Sexual, or Violent nature should NOT be eligible to play in the NFL, period! It should not make a difference of how good of an Athlete they are.
    This rule installed in ALL of Pro Sports just might make young men control themselves and not get in trouble. We already know as long as they are under 18, they don’t give criminal events much of a thought because as a juvenile it will not be on their record.
    If it stops just ONE of these kids from mixing with bad people, it just might save/make a difference in someones life.
    DON’T you AGREE?

  14. You people can’t read Darby made the statement to the public and that’s not a sworn statement, his sworn statements might not have been the same hints why he is not suspended!!!!

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