Report: Jameis Winston lawyer not happy with state attorney

Nov 16, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles fans hold up signs supporting quarterback Jameis Winston (5) (not pictured) during the game against the Syracuse Orange at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Jansen — the lawyer for Jameis Winston in the ongoing investigation into an alleged sexual assault that the Florida State quarterback may or may not have been involved in — is not happy with the Florida State attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit in Tallahassee, William Meggs.

As was reported earlier, Meggs announced that the state may have an answer within the next two weeks as to whether or not the Heisman hopeful QB will be charged in the felony case.

Now the Associated Press, via Yahoo! Sports, is reporting that Jansen is concerned with public statements made by Meggs.

”We respect the immense power Mr. Meggs has in his investigative process and pray that he will objectively analyze the facts as he finds them, refrain from further extrajudicial public comment, and take all necessary steps to ensure that this matter comes to a quick resolution.

 

”We are confident that if those steps are taken, this cloud will be lifted and Mr. Winston will be fully exonerated of any wrongdoing.”

Meggs refused to respond to Winston’s attorney.

”I’m not going to respond to him,” he said.

Meggs will however speak with Winston, if given the opportunity.

”We will certainly ask to talk to him,” Meggs said. ”We can’t make people talk to us. … We can’t make suspects talk.”

Meggs stated that he is more concerned with the victim and the victim’s rights until this case is resolved.

”We have a female victim here, too, and my job is to make sure that this victim or any victim of a crime has their rights protected,” Meggs said. ”… Everything is now focused on Winston and what’s going to happen to him.”

Topics: College Football, Florida State, Florida State Seminoles, Florida State Seminoles Football, Jameis Winston

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