Attorney of Jameis Winston accuser: 'This was rape'

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer

Tim Jansen, the attorney for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, has been defending his client and their case off the field while Winston and the Seminoles continue their path towards a BCS title game.

Earlier this week, Jansen took issue with the fact that details from the investigation were getting leaked to the public. When presented with the findings of a DNA test that linked Winston to the accuser, Jansen said he was unsurprised with the results and will be able to prove that their sex was consensual.

The accuser's attorney released a new statement Friday night, responding to Jansen's comments. We've included an excerpt below; click here for the full statement (PDF).

Jansen stated that the DNA leak damaged his client's reputation. Why would a consensual encounter damage his client's reputation? However, a rape certainly damage his client's reputation.

The "consent defense" is too little too late and is clearly reactive damage control by Jansen after learning the DNA matched his client.

Jansen's focus on the leak ofthe DNA results is self serving and misplaced. What is signítîcant is that the DNA matched the person identiñed by the victim to law enforcement back in January 2013.

To be clear, the victim did not consent. This was a rape.

The attorney proceeded to pose several questions on behalf of the family, including questions for the Tallahassee Police Department and city manager Anita Favors Thompson.

Florida State hosts Idaho on Saturday in the final home game of the season.

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