Jameis Winston’s Teammates Face Expulsion Over Filming His Sex Tape
Jameis was the one who was accused of rape, but in the end it looks like it will be his teammates who will suffer the most.
The conduct of Chris Casher and Ronald Darby during and after the alleged rape has come under scrutiny from the university and they are looking at expulsion. Jameis, his accuser, Darby and Casher will all speak at a disciplinary hearing.
Here are the details according to ESPN.
Florida State star Jameis Winston, football teammates Chris Casher and Ronald Darby, and the woman who accused Winston of rape are expected to attend a disciplinary hearing for Casher and Darby on Tuesday, an attorney for the accuser confirmed to ESPN.com.
Casher and Darby face discipline, including expulsion, for possible violations of the FSU student code of conduct related to the rape accusation against Winson, Fox Sports earlier reported.
In addition, Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, has never answered questions in the case.
Winston faced felony charges after being accused of sexually assaulting the woman at an off-campus apartment on Dec. 7, 2012.
The disciplinary hearing against Casher, a defensive end, and Darby, a defensive back, is related to their actions the morning of the Winston incident and possible sexual-misconduct and invasion-of-privacy violations of the FSU code of conduct, Fox Sports reported.
Once at their apartment, the teammates said, they peeked through Winston’s bedroom door and saw the woman having sex with the quarterback. At one point, Casher said, he “busted into the room to embarrass Jameis” and the woman yelled at him to “get out.”
In a later interview with police, Casher changed this part of his story, saying he went into the room because he hoped the woman would also have sex with him, something he said had happened in the past when he and Winston brought a woman to the apartment.
Casher left the room and was not accused of having sex with the woman. However, he told police he filmed part of the sexual encounter on his cellphone, another violation of the FSU code of conduct, according to Fox Sports.
The teammates would have been better off not speaking to the police at all. Their statements helped clear Winston, but will probably end their career at at Florida State.