Tallahassee, FL, United States (4E Sports) – After escaping criminal charges, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will have to deal with a civil lawsuit from his alleged rape accuser.
In a television interview, the alleged rape victim’s lawyer said her client plans to file a civil lawsuit against the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and the Tallahassee Police Department.
“I want heads to roll,” Patricia Carroll said. “The family is proceeding, with civil action against the TPD and Jameis Winston. And possibly the university.”
Last month, Winstons escaped sexual assault charges after the Florida state attorney decided not to file a case against him. The woman, a Florida State student at the time, said the incident happened at an off-campus apartment on Dec. 7, 2012.
Winston’s attorney, Tim Jansen, said his client had consensual sex with the woman but Carroll said the quarterback raped her 19-year-old client.
In the interview, Carroll claimed negligence by the TPD, saying the way it handled the allegations led to the prosecutor’s decision to drop the investigation.
“Absolutely you’re going to see a civil suit,” Carroll said. “You can not have law enforcement that is not held accountable.”
Aside from winning the Heisman Trophy last month, Winston led the Seminoles to the national title earlier this week.