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Jameis Winston accuser to hold press conference on day before Heisman ceremony

The family of the woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of rape will hold a press conference this coming Friday (Dec. 13) to address the report on the investigation by State Attorney Willie Meggs, the accuser’s attorney said on Tuesday.

Why is Friday significant? It just so happens to be the day before the 2013 Heisman ceremony, when Winston will be awarded the coveted trophy in New York City.

This assures that the decision by Meggs and the issues swirling around it are bound to be brought up to Winston by media covering this weekend’s ceremony. It’s even possible that the accuser’s press conference will happen at the same time as the traditional pre-Heisman-ceremony press conference held on Friday with all the finalists.

Whatever the case, the accuser’s family seems intent on keeping this issue alive for now. Time will tell how this will affect the long-term perception of Winston...and the accuser.