Jameis Winston is not having a good season on the field. If this is true, then his off the field season is about to become much worse.
Here is what an Uber driver said Jameis did to her back in 2016 via Buzzfeed.
Kate, a female Uber driver, was hailed to the lively party scene of downtown Scottsdale, Arizona to pick up a passenger around 2 a.m. on Sunday March 13, 2016. There, Kate told BuzzFeed News that a small group of men excitedly told her that she would be chauffeuring someone famous that night — Jameis Winston, 2013 Heisman Trophy winner and now quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The men placed Winston in the front passenger seat — Kate said he was the only passenger. “I started driving, and right away, Jameis behaved poorly” by shouting, in part, homophobic slurs at pedestrians, said Kate, who did not want to be identified for fear of negative attention and potential backlash from football fans. He then asked to stop for food.
Waiting in line at the drive-thru of Los Betos Mexican Food, “he reached over and he just grabbed my crotch,” Kate said, alleging that Winston held his hand there for three to five seconds and removed it only after she looked up in shock and said, “What’s up with that?”
“I wasn’t just creeped out,” said Kate, who had been driving with Uber for more than two years at that point. (She no longer drives for the service.) “I was frozen.” She described Winston as “very physically imposing.”
“I mean he’s an NFL quarterback and I’m 5 ft 6. I’m not prepared for that. So I completely froze,” she said, worried that she might provoke an unwanted reaction.
Here is where it gets tricky.
You never want to victim blame, but always want to tell both sides of story Jameis claims it wasn’t him and the only reasons she is saying it was him is because it was his account that called the ride.
Winston’s representative, Russ Spielman, issued a statement denying the allegations: “We categorically deny this allegation. It is our understanding the uber driver was unable to identify the specific individual who allegedly touched this driver inappropriately. The only reason his name is being dragged in to this is that his uber account was used to call the ride.”
Kate did file a complaint with UBER where she said a “big athlete in NFL grabbed her crotch”.
Kate says she didn’t go to police because she didn’t want the attention. She doesn’t want any money from Jameis and has no plans to sue. She said she felt compelled to tell her story now because of all the women coming forward.
Jamies who was accused (not charged) of sexual assault while at FSU is now being investigated by the NFL.
Flip the page for her incident report to Uber and Jameis official statement…