According to the Tampa Bay Times' Matt Baker, the Arizona Uber driver who accused Winston of sexual assault filed a suit on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The woman, who has been identified as Kate P., is seeking more than $75,000 in damages.
"She is unimpressed by his continued lack of honesty or awareness into his behavior," Kate's attorney, John Clune said, per the Tampa Bay Times. "Maybe a more direct financial penalty will get his attention. He needs to learn from this and have some genuine insight or pay the penalty.
"She knows that she might be just a speed bump for him in his football career, but she is not going to be a small one."
The alleged incident, for which Winston has not been criminally charged, occurred in March 2016. According to the suit, Winston "placed his fingers between her legs and pressed them firmly against" her genitals over her pants. In November, the. In June, In its findings, the league said that Winston touched "the driver in an inappropriate and sexual manner without her consent."
"First and foremost, I would like to say I'm sorry to the Uber driver for the position I put you in. It is uncharacteristic of me and I genuinely apologize. In the past 2 1/2 years my life has been filled with experiences, opportunities and events that have helped me grow, mature and learn, including the fact that I have eliminated alcohol from my life.
I know I have to hold myself to a higher standard on and off the field and that I have a responsibility to my family, community, and teammates to live above the platform with which God has blessed me. I apologize to my teammates, the Buccaneers organization and fans for letting them down and for not being able to be out there for the first three games of the season. Although I am disappointed in the NFL's decision, I understand the NFL's process, and I embrace this as an opportunity to take advantage of the resources available to help me achieve the goals that I have for myself.
I now look forward to putting this behind me and I will continue to work hard every day to be a positive influence in my community and be the best person, teammate and leader I can be."
Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter haswhile receiver DeSean Jackson has advocated