Jameis Winston Deserves Justice, Unfairly Being Portrayed as Villain

By Connor Muldowney

In recent days, Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston has been in the midst of some ugly, swirling rumors that have him allegedly involved in a sexual assault investigation. No word has come out as to why Winston’s name was used in the police report or why he’s been attached to this case. One thing is for sure, however, the guy deserves the benefit of the doubt.

The police report states that the victim claimed the aggressor was between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11 and weight about 240 pounds with straight black hair. Winston is 6-foot-4, 220 pounds and does not have anything that resembles straight black hair — except the black hair part.

I wrote a piece pertaining to how this situation and the investigation would ruin Florida State’s hopes. In it, I included how the TMZ report stated that alcohol was involved and the girl attached his name to the report for some reason. Receiving a ton of criticism for making him seem guilty, I think it’s only fair I get to voice my opinion on this.

Winston is one of the stand-up guys in college football. Not many people are smarter, more well-spoken and more respectful than he is and it’s almost a shame that a rumor like this has kicked up some dust.

In no way, shape or form do I believe he has a good chance of being found guilty. The report came out a year ago and it is just making it’s rounds now — for some reason or another. It seems a bit sketchy, seeing as the Heisman-contending quarterback doesn’t match the description, nor does he seem like the kind of kid that would do this.

I’m not saying he’s 100 percent innocent, but the signs are pointing to him being just an unfair attachment to the crime. If he’s proven to be guilty, it would definitely hurt his image and the Seminoles chances of winning a title in the future months. However, let’s all hope this isn’t true because this kid’s name doesn’t need to be ruined for something that he — hopefully — has been unfairly villainized for.

Rant over.

Connor Muldowney is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google. You can also reach him at muldown5@gmail.com.

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