Lawyers Question Publicizing of FSU QB Investigation

Jameis Winston's lawyer was told by police a sexual battery investigation was closed in February.
2:07 | 11/15/13

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criminal investigation targeting a rising star in college football. Florida state's quarterback, jameis winston is in the running for the heisman trophy. Gio benitez is on the case. Reporter: Jameis winston seems untouchable. But off the field, the prodigy has been sacked by accusations of sexual battery. An assault that allegedly happened in an offcampus apartment last december. Police releasing this report, saying evidence was collected. That the so-called victim had been drinking. And the assailaassailant's alleged motive, sexual gratification. Police told him the investigation was closed back in february. Police just gave the report to prosecutors this week. Though it does not name winston, his attorney says his client is the suspect. The report describes the alleged attacker as being between 5'9" and 5'11". A far cry from the star athlete's 6'4" frame. Do I believe that a normal person would confuse or mistake him as a 5'9", 5'11" person? No. He's a tall individual. Reporter: His attorney is asking, why now? Right before the heisman ballots are going out. Right before a potential national championship game is earned, I think that cannot be ignored. Reporter:19-year-old winston is on the verge of leading his team to the ultimate victory. Our main goal is to win a national championship. Reporter: He's had a meteoric rise to fame. Becoming the starting quarterback as a freshman. This will be a learning experience for him. Hopefully we'll get this resolved favorably and he can move on. Reporter: Abc news reached out to police. They say this is an ongoing investigation. But won't tell us more than that. Fsu says winston will stay on the team, unless he's charged with a crime. A lot of strange ones about this one. Especially the timing of it. Timing is really tough to understand. Thanks, gio. Now, to frightening moments

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