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Jameis Winston’s attorney on lawsuit: “This stunt was expected”


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already said that yesterday’s civil suit filed against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston would have no bearing on their decision at the top of the 2015 NFL Draft.

So it stands to reason that Winston’s side has reason to be confident, if they weren’t already. The full statement from attorney David Cornwell was one which carried the swagger of the quarterback himself.

“This stunt was expected,” Cornwell said in the statement, a copy of which Cornwell has forwarded to PFT. "[The accuser’s] false accusations have already been exposed and rejected six times. This time will be no different. Mr. Winston welcomes the opportunity to clear his name with the truth.

“Mr. Winston is looking forward to the upcoming draft. He will not permit this ploy to distract him as he begins the journey of fulfilling his lifelong dream of being a championship quarterback in the National Football League.”

Cornwell had previously suggested a counterclaim if the suit was filed by the woman who claims Winston raped her. Criminal charges were never filed.