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Jameis Winston and accuser settle sexual assault lawsuit

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Jameis Winston’s sexual assault case will be settled, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Winston and his accuser, Erica Kinsman, have reached a settlement in the lawsuit she brought last year.

Kinsman accused Winston of raping her in 2012, when both of them were in college at Florida State. Winston said they had consensual sex. A limited and, by most accounts, botched police investigation led to no charges being filed by state attorney Willie Meggs, who said there was not enough evidence to get a conviction.

The sexual assault case and accusation did not stop the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from drafting Jameis Winston first overall in 2015.

Kinsman had also filed suit against Florida State for violating Title IX in their handling of her case, and the two parties settled earlier this year, with Kinsman receiving $950,000 in that settlement.

Kinsman appeared in the campus rape documentary The Hunting Ground earlier this year, telling her story.

A 2014 university hearing led by Major Harding, a former Florida Supreme Court judge, cleared Winston of charges, with Harding saying that both stories had “strengths and weaknesses” and that there was no way to know who was telling the truth.