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FSU settling with Jameis Winston accuser

Posted at 12:48 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 16:30:25-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State University says it's settling a lawsuit with a woman who said she was raped by former star quarterback Jameis Winston.

FSU President John Thrasher announced terms Monday.Thrasher says FSU will pay Erica Kinsman $250,000 and her attorneys $700,000.

Thrasher says the university is settling to avoid spending millions on the lawsuit.

Kinsman says the university failed to respond to allegations that Winston sexually assaulted Kinsman. She has a separate lawsuit pending against Winston.

Winston, now starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, denied Kinsman's allegation. FSU cleared him of wrongdoing.

A prosecutor didn't press criminal charges, saying there were gaps in Kinsman's story and insufficient evidence for a conviction.

The Associated Press doesn't routinely identify people who say they're sexual assault victims. However, Kinsman told her story publicly in a documentary and filed lawsuits.