A woman has come forward to say Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston groped her in 2016 while giving him an Uber ride.
Winston is denying the allegations, but that won’t stop the NFL from launching an investigation.
“…Allegation was shared with the NFL and we have reached out to Uber to request any information they may have,” league spokesperson Brian McCarthy confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington.
“The League has been informed that you may have been the victim of such a violation perpetrated by Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Jameis Winston,” Friel wrote in the letter. “The league takes allegations of this nature very seriously and has opened an investigation into this matter.”
“A news organization has published a story about me regarding an alleged incident involving a female Uber driver from approximately two years ago,” Winston said in the statement. “The story falsely accuses me of making inappropriate contact with this driver. I believe the driver was confused as to the number of passengers in the car and who was sitting next to her. The accusation is false, and given the nature of the allegation and increased awareness and consideration of these types of matters, I am addressing this false report immediately. At the time of the alleged incident, I denied the allegations to Uber, yet they still decided to suspend my account.