Florida Attorney General Willie Meggs Jokes About Not Charging FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston with Rape (Video)
Florida Attorney General Willie Meggs announced today that Florida State University (FSU) quarterback Jameis Winston would not be charged for an alleged Dec. 7, 2012 rape.
Winston's semen was found on the underwear of the young woman who claimed that he raped her, but the Heisman Trophy favorite said it was consensual sex.
The young woman's family claimed that she was told by local police not to press charges against Winston or her life would “be made miserable.”
During today's press conference, Meggs joked and laughed with journalists about the decision not to prosecute the college football star (video below), noted Deadspin.com.
However, one female reporter eventually yelled, "Come on!"
According to AwfulAnnouncing.com, NBC Sports Radio added to the sick hilarity by tweeting: "CONFIRMED: Jameis Winston gives the Heisman stiff arm to the allegations against him of sexual assault. He will not be charged."
Not surprisingly, NBC Sports Radio pulled the tweet after an outcry on Twitter and then posted an apology tweet: "We regret the poor choice of words and in no way meant to minimize the seriousness of the situation."
The Associated Press reported that the young woman's family released the following statement about today's news: "The victim has grave concerns that her experience, as it unfolded in the public eye and through social media, will discourage other victims of rape from coming forward and reporting."