Jameis Winston, the number one draft pick in the 2015 NFL draft has filed a counter lawsuit. The countersuit stems from rape allegations levied against the start quarterback. The allegations go back to 2012, when the young woman, a university of Florida student at the time, alleged she was raped by Winston after a night of drinking in Tallahassee.
Winston’s countersuit is directly related to a lawsuit filed last month in Florida by the woman. Winston alleges that Erica Kinsman attempted to extort money from the then University of Florida quarterback. While Kinsman alleges the encounter happened in 2012, she didn’t go to the police until much later, after it became evident that Winston was NFL-bound, according to Winston’s lawyer.
Winston had more than one legal run in while attending the University of Florida. During his final year on the team, Winston was arrested for shoplifting at a local supermarket. He was also punished for several other public outbursts. Winston is set to start for the Buccaneers in the 2015 season. He signed a contract with nearly $25 million earlier this week according to Madison Street Capital. Check them out on Bloomberg