Report: Jameis Winston Under Investigation By NFL For Allegedly Groping Female Uber Driver In 2016
According to a report from Buzzfeed News, the NFL is currently investigating an allegation against Tampa Bay Bucs star QB Jameis Winston that stems from an incident with an Uber driver in 2016.
The incident reportedly occurred in Scottsdale, Arizona while Winston was with a group of friends when he was put it in the front seat of the vehicle. While alone with the female driver sheclaims he grabbed her in the crotch and held his hand there for several seconds.
Via Buzzfeed News
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.
A letter, viewed by BuzzFeed News, was sent from the NFL’s special counsel for investigations, Lisa Friel, to the Uber driver on Thursday. “The League has been informed that you may have been the victim of such a violation perpetrated by Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Jameis Winston. The league takes allegations of this nature very seriously and has opened an investigation into this matter,” the letter read.