TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - - A source close to the situation has informed ESPN Tallahassee’s Jeff Cameron that State Attorney Willie Meggs will announce Thursday afternoon that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will no longer be the subject of a sexual assault investigation related to a police report filed in December of 2012.
The source, speaking to Cameron on the condition of anonymity, informed Cameron “the decision is final” and that Meggs will read a statement severing any connection between Winston and the investigation. Cameron describes his source as a “public relations professional… asked to advise on the written statement” and that the source has “done so for weeks now.”
Over the past several weeks, stories about Winston’s alleged involvement in a sexual assault flooded the national media news cycle, running concurrently with a Florida State (12-0, No. 1 BCS) team making a run at its first BCS Championship Game birth since 2000.
This announcement comes days before the deadline for Heisman Trophy voters to cast their ballots for the annual award ceremony. This year’s award will be handed out Saturday, December 14th inside The Best Buy Theater located in New York City’s Times Square.