Jameis Winston, Florida State Quarterback
From Wikipedia: On November 14, 2013, the Florida State Attorney’s Office announced they were opening an investigation into a sexual assault complaint involving Winston that was originally filed with the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) on December 7, 2012. The complaint was originally investigated by the police and classified as open/inactive in February 2013 with no charges being filed. Tallahassee police stated that the complaint was made inactive “when the victim in the case broke off contact with TPD, and her attorney indicated she did not want to move forward at that time” and then re-examined after media requests for information started coming in early November. On December 5, 2013, state attorney Willie Meggs announced the completion of the investigation and that no charges would be filed against anyone in this case. Meggs stated that “As prosecutors, we only bring charges for cases where the evidence will result in a likely conviction at trial. In this case, the evidence does not show that.” Allegations of improper police conduct have been made by both parties, with the victim claiming to have been pressured into dropping her claim and Winston’s attorney alleging inappropriate leaks to the media. Adhering to Florida State’s policy that athletes charged with a felony cannot play until their case is resolved, Winston continued to play throughout the investigation because he was never charged.
On April 16, 2014, The New York Times reported irregularities in the rape investigation involving Winston. Though a medical examination of the victim revealed injuries consistent with sexual trauma – including bruises and semen – and the victim would later identify Winston by name as her attacker, Tallahassee police reportedly never obtained a DNA sample from Winston, never interviewed him, nor attempted to obtain video of the alleged assault taken by Seminoles teammate Chris Casher. The investigation was conducted by Officer Scott Angulo, who, the Times’ article notes, did private security work for the Seminole Boosters, the primary financier of Florida State athletics.
In July 2013, a Burger King employee called police in July to complain that Winston was stealing soda. According to the police report, Winston came in to the restaurant with three men, but did not order any food. An employee, who recognized him, first saw him using ketchup cups to take soda. He asked for a water cup after she told him to stop, but he said he would use it for soda and filled it repeatedly with soda over her objections, the report said. On April 29, 2014, Winston was issued an adult civil citation for shoplifting crab legs from a Tallahassee Publix store.
Why is this story included on a site about Marxism in the USA? Because it is yet another example of black criminal behavior that is excused and swept under the carpet. It’s excused because characters like Winston belong to the right class. They belong to the “oppressed class”. We’re all waiting for Bob Dylon to write a song about Winston. Or maybe a movie about this hero’s life, starring Jamie Foxx.