On Nov. 26, a Florida assistant state attorney released a statement that the office could need up to an additional two weeks to determine whether to press criminal charges against Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston. The state attorney confirmed that a decision would not be made prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. The delay is reportedly due to the fact that the attorney is waiting to receive and analyze evidence related to the allegations.
In December 2012, a former student accused Winston of sexual assault. Through his attorney, Winston stated that his relationship with the woman was consensual and that he did not commit a sexual assault against her. Additional details about the allegations were not provided.