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Jameis Winston’s Lawyer Wants Apology From Heather Cox For Rape Questions

by BSO Staff | Posted on Sunday, December 8th, 2013
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After defeating Duke 45-7 in the ACC Championship game — likely securing the Heisman trophy for himself and punching his team’s ticket to Pasadena where they will most likely play Auburn for the national title –Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was bombarded with questions about his recently-dismissed sexual assault case by ESPN’s Heather Cox.

Many people were outraged by Cox’s line of questioning and felt like that was not an inappropriate time or place to ask those types of questions. Winston’s lawyer Tim Jansen took to Twitter to express his disgust by the questions his client was asked and demand an apology from Cox.


Winston handled it like a pro and walked away after the fourth question. The only questions that should have been asked were the ones about his team’s play or the upcoming Heisman presentation. Cox was out of line and should issue an apology to Winston and his entire team for trying to ruin such a joyous moment.

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  1. Niel Davis says:

    Just getting frustrated and walking away is handling it like a pro…. really?

    • Anthony says:

      You would prefered for him to blow up and tell her how disrespectful she was being? Sometimes the best thing to do is walk away. She deserved to be ignored.

  2. Eric R. says:

    I’d be a little concerned that my lawyer uses “ur” and “u” instead of “your” and “you” when writing something that’s going to go out to the public

    • Emily says:

      Doesn’t Twitter only allow a certain number of characters in tweets?

      • Eric R. says:

        A) I doubt a few extra letters really made a difference and B) the guy wrote multiple tweets so it’s not like he was throwing all his eggs into one basket

    • Grammar Nazi says:

      Hey dude, ur does not equal your. Now back in your illiterate cave you go!

      • Eric R. says:

        ummmm…in the context that his lawyer uses it, it is. he says “ur actions”, as in “your actions”. Perhaps you should take your own advice.

        Look, it’s not about being a grammar nazi. I use “u” and “ur” and all that other shit and I don’t always use perfect grammar. My point is that this dude is a LAWYER, and he’s calling out someone in the name of his client and he’s writing like a 16 year old girl. And he’s doing it in a public forum.

        • Josh R says:

          He’s a human being who has the right to use shorthand just like Antoine else you fucking imbeciles!

          • Eric R. says:

            Jesus Christ, you people are retarded. The guy can use shorthand all he wants. All I’m saying is he is a professional representing a client. When he goes on twitter to go after Heather Cox, he is doing so in a somewhat professional capacity. All I’m saying is that I would like to see my lawyer not typing in shorthand when he’s representing me in a professional setting. Twitter isn’t exactly a courtroom, but like I said, he’s acting in his client’s interest on there. If he’s going to go on there IN A PROFESSIONAL CAPACITY and call someone “unprofessional”, I think it would make sense to act as one, as well

  3. Fahim says:

    This article is wrong,winston didn’t walk away, FSU SID pulled him away and started yelling at the espn reporter saying “nothing about the investigation”. Nevertheless the questions were inappropriate souring the victory.

  4. Robert says:

    Honestly….I didn’t see anything wrong with her line of questioning. I don’t think she owes anyone an apology. Her questions were good legit questions and he answered them well.

    • Diana D. says:

      Free speech Mr. Jansen. Your client deserves whatever negative comments people want to make.

      • Lindsey says:

        Why does he “deserve” negative comments? He was never even charged with a crime. So what you’re saying is that if someone falsely accuses you of something, regardless of whether or not you actually did something wrong, you automatically deserve to be treated as a criminal?

  5. Charlie says:

    I would like to think she was told to ask the questions because it was obviously well planned and inappropriate for the moment. I used to think she was very professional. Shameful…

  6. keith pillsbury says:

    @Neil Davis ya because walking away is never ever the right thing to do. Neil Davis is perfect by every means…. She deserves to be fired PERIOD!!! Some idiots in this post clearly never read the 5th Amendment and its a disgrace to ask him those questions on National TV. I think someone should role reversal on her one day on National TV and ask her about her past and why she didn’t talk about it….

    • Diana D. says:

      you have no expectation of privacy if you’re a natl sports figure. Just because the corrupt incompetents in Tallahassee gave him a pass it doesn’t mean most people don’t find his behavior disgusting.

      • dh. says:

        gave him a pass? the alleged behavior you find “disgusting” was legally dispelled as untrue. it’s too bad that after all these years, you still feel the need to tear down a young black man for being at the top of his field. by not accepting a court of laws decision, you are basically saying that your are prejudiced and don’t believe in a system that assures people’s freedom and rights are respected and upheld. believe me, if they had enough evidence to proceed, they would have. especially in Florida. and yes, rape and sexual assault IS disgusting. but if a decision was made based on factual evidence, in this case lack thereof, that should be respected and accepted. otherwise, you just seem racist or sexist or both.

        • Diana D says:

          The behavior that he and his 2 witnesses (both football buddies of his, one his roommate) admit to is disgusting. Whether or not a rape actually took place will never be known thanks to the political shenanigans in Tallahassee and possibly malfeasance on the part of the local police. Why do you have to play the race card? That obviously has NOTHING to do with this case as the SA ofc. are mostly a bunch of white “good ole boys”, and they’re the ones who decided not to prosecute the case. You’re way off base with this one.

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