Jameis Winston, Florida State QB: DNA analysis matches accuser

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The attorney for Florida State's Jameis Winston says the quarterback volunteered a DNA sample last week to the Tallahassee Police Department as part of the sexual assault investigation involving his client.

Tim Jansen said at a Thursday press conference that he is upset that the information was leaked and made public through the media.  ESPN first reported Wednesday night that Winston's DNA matched a sample taken from the underwear of the accuser.

Jansen told reporters that he has not seen the results of the DNA tests and found out watching television.

Jansen says he's surprised the DNA results were leaked out by law enforcement but, "This DNA has no impact whatsoever on this case. The two eyewitnesses that were present will exonerate" Winston.

 

The DNA match alone does not prove that Winston sexually assaulted the woman.

In the meantime, Interim Tallahassee Police Chief Tom Coe is speaking out about the sexual assault investigation.

"In February of 2013, the case was classified as open but inactive when the victim in this case broke off contact with investigators with TPD and her attorney indicated that she did not want to move forward at that time," said Coe.

The family of the alleged victim says a Tallahassee detective warned against moving forward with the case because Tallahassee is quote "a big football town" and she would be "raked over the coals."

The chief has not addressed the allegation.

Winston, a Heisman Trophy candidate, has not been arrested or charged with a crime. His attorney has denied any wrongdoing.

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