Johnny Manziel Indicted by a Dallas County Grand Jury on a Misdemeanor Assault with Bodily Injury Charge
JOHNNY FOOTBALL INDICTED ….
CBS11 is reporting that Johnny Manziel has been indicted by a Dallas County Grand Jury on a misdemeanor assault with bodily injury charge. The indictment occurred even though a settlement has been reached between Manziel and Crowley. It would be a miracle if Manziel was aver picked up by another NFL team ever as he has just too much baggage and too little talent. You have to wonder what the hell the Cleveland Brown were thinking. Those at the Heisman might also want to take a moment of reflection and ponder what “integrity” means to them.
Sources in the Dallas County District Attorney’s office tell L.P. Phillips of KRLD-AM, Johnny Manziel has been indicted by a Dallas County Grand Jury on a misdemeanor assault with bodily injury charge.
The grand jury reviewed evidence in the assault case against former NFL quarterback Manziel, Thursday, April 21.
The 23-year-old quarterback is accused of hitting his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley several times while driving from an uptown Dallas bar back to her home in Fort Worth.
According to police records, Crowley tried to jump out of the moving car and get to safety, but Manziel stopped, dragged her back into the car and hit her.
Crowley told the valet at Hotel Zaza, “Please don’t let him take me,” according to her police report, “I’m scared for my life!”
Manziel was cut by the Browns in March after two tumultuous seasons marked by inconsistent play and off-the-field headlines about his partying and drinking, including one stint in rehab. His future in the NFL is uncertain and might be nonexistent without the second stint in treatment that two agents demanded before cutting ties with him.
In a statement to ESPN and other media Tuesday, Manziel said, “I’m hoping to take care of the issues in front of me right now, so I can focus on what I have to do if I want to play in 2016. I also continue to be thankful to those who really know me and support me.”
Manziel didn’t have much impact during the little time he spent on the field for the Browns the past two seasons. He passed for 1,675 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions in 14 games.
ESPN is an inclusive company, Really? Only if you think and toe the liberal intolerant line they are …
Remember when ESPN meant Entertainment and Sports Programming Network. It has now become the liberal Entertainment and Sports Politically-correct Network)
ESPN has finally done something that they have wanted to do for quite some time, they have fired ESPN analyst Curt Schilling. At the center of this controversy was a post that showed an overweight man wearing a wig and women’s clothing with parts of the T-shirt cut out to expose his breasts. It says: “LET HIM IN! to the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow-minded, judgmental, unloving racist bigot who needs to die.” ESPN has sadly become nothing more than liberal sports TV. If someone voices and opinion or makes a statement against a conservative, that is fine. However, dare go against their liberal values and you face the PC police and get fired. I think Powerline might be on to something, Trump may want to think about adding Schilling to the ticket. A note to all the other networks, you have an opening for sports network programming, take it. Many of us who have been with ESPN from their inception are sick and tired of their politics.
Curt Schilling, a former All-Star pitcher and one of the highest-profile baseball analysts on ESPN, was fired from the network Wednesday, a day after he drew intense criticism for promoting offensive commentary on social media.
Schilling, who had worked for the network since 2010 and most recently offered analysis on “Monday Night Baseball,” was dismissed after sharing a Facebook post this week that appeared to respond to the North Carolina law that bars transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that do not correspond with their birth genders.
The post showed an overweight man wearing a wig and women’s clothing with parts of the T-shirt cut out to expose his breasts. It says: “LET HIM IN! to the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow-minded, judgmental, unloving racist bigot who needs to die.”
To that, Schilling added: “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
“ESPN is an inclusive company,” ESPN said in a statement. “Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
Curt Schilling comments at 38 pitches, The hunt to be offended …
ESPN claims they are an inclusive company, but they are everything but with their liberal intolerance and pandering to political correctness. Imagine inclusive to be defined as only what we believe in. Yup, really inclusive. As Powerline opines, Inclusive? Of course, as Orwell understood, “inclusive” now means exactly the opposite: it means demonizing anyone who dissents from the orthodoxy of the identity-politics left. Like someone who believes human nature is real.The reality is that most individuals in America and viewers of ESPN have the same common sense beliefs about bathrooms. So maybe the Entertainment Sports Programming Network that has become way over the top liberal is saying that 95% of their viewership should be fired too and go elsewhere? You will remember, this is the same sports channel that recently gave
Bruce Caitlyn Jenner the Arthur Ashe Courage Award over other more deserved individuals. They previous year ESPN gave the same award to Michael Sam. Hmm, I am sensing a trend here. And this is also the same PC-inclusive company that reprimanded the same Curt Schilling over calling Muslim extremists, Nazis. You mean they are not?
Ex- New Orleans Saint DE Will Smith Shot to Death Following Minor Car Crash in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District
FORMER NFL PLAYER SHOT TO DEATH FOLLOWING CAR CRASH …
Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot to death last night following a minor car crash in the Lower Garden District on Saturday night. Smith was shot and pronounced dead at the scene, after words were exchanged following a car crash with another driver who was in a Hummer H2. Smith was shot multiple times and his wife, Racquel, 33, was shot once in the right leg. Cardell Hayes has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of former Saints player Will Smith following a car crash.
Hmm, where is the black lives matter crowd on this one? Oh that’s right, black on black crime does not fit their narrative.
Former Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot to death in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District on Saturday night following a minor car crash, the coroner’s office confirmed.
Smith, 34, was shot after exchanging words with the driver of a Hummer H2 that rear-ended his Mercedes G63 SUV, causing him to strike another vehicle containing acquaintances of Smith, police said.
Smith was shot multiple times and his wife, Racquel, 33, was shot once in the right leg, according to police. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene, while his wife was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to New Orleans superintendent of police Michael Harrison.
“We are thankful for the outpouring of support and prayers,” said a statement released Sunday morning on behalf of Smith’s family. “We ask that you continue to respect the family’s privacy as they grieve the loss of a devoted husband, father and friend.”
Police said Sunday they had no evidence Hayes and Smith knew each other prior to the accident, but they were still investigating the motive behind the shooting.
Smith had 67.5 sacks, the fourth highest total in Saints history, in 10 years with the organization. He was a starter on the Super Bowl XLIV championship team, helping bring the franchise its only title. He also won a national championship at Ohio State and was the No. 18 overall pick in the 2004 NFL draft.
Smith did not play in another NFL game after tearing a knee ligament in an exhibition in 2013.
10 YEARS LATER … THE DUKE LACROSSE RAPE CASE AND THE PACK OF LIES FROM DISGRACED AND DISBARRED NIFONG.
ESPN has a remarkable 30 for 30 called “Fantastic Lies.” Its the story of the fake and trumped up rape charges against members of the Duke lacrosse team and the medias want and need to have the accusations in the case be true. If you have not seen it already, please do so. Although the three LAX Players, David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann were exonerated of any crimes and reached settlements with Duke University, their lives could never have been the same.
Whats amazing is that it was a terrible confluence of black and white, rich and poor, and privileged and the not-so privileged. The MSM so wanted the accusations in the case to be true. Sound familiar? Sounds like the liberal MSM has not learned a damn thing in 10 years.
On the evening of March 13, 2006, a fateful party at a house in Durham, N.C. plunged the nation and its media into a frenzy of assumptions, social crusading, and miscarried justice. When the Duke men’s lacrosse team hired two exotic dancers during a night of drinking, one of the dancers accused three team members of a brutal gang rape in the bathroom of a run-down rental house just off of Duke’s tree-lined East Campus.
The story scratched every social-justice itch, and everyone seemed more than happy to scratch away, despite a lack of evidence. A little more than a year after the alleged assault, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper took the unusual step of declaring the three accused men “innocent,” after a “tragic rush to accuse and a failure to verify serious allegations,” and prosecuting Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong was disbarred and convicted of contempt.
1. When Nifong Went Hear-No-Evil
2. The Rule-Violating Photo Line-Ups
3. When the Accused and Families Came to Grips With the Situation
4. When Team Captain Dave Evans Publicly Professed Their Innocence
5. When NYT’s Public Editor Explained the Media’s Inability to Cover This Fairly
SHUT UP AND DANCE WITH ME … YALE STUNS BAYLOR, 79-75!!!
Sorry folks, I understand that this is a 12-5 seed match up, but this was Yale. Yes the same Yale from the Ivy League. I don’t want to hear all the pundits suddenly saying that they saw this coming. This is Yale, all of their stats are based on playing Ivy League schools. And its their first tournament win EVER! Congrats to the Yale Bulldogs and their tremendous March Madness win. This is why it is the greatest playoff system in spite of the NCAA adding the first 4 play-in games.
With 14:29 left in the game, Brandon Sherrod took a seat on the Yale bench alongside Justin Sears. Somewhere in the Dunkin Donuts Center, expelled team captain Jack Montague sat in the stands, watching.
That trio accounts for virtually all of the Bulldogs’ leadership, not to mention three of the team’s top four scorers.
Yet with their first NCAA tournament game in 54 years in the hands of mostly underclassmen, the Bulldogs stretched their then two-point lead over Baylor to nine.
There are two ways for Cinderella to win in the NCAA tournament: Play a flawless basketball game, or play harder than your opponent.
Yale did both, which is why the 12th-seeded Bulldogs scored the first upset of this tournament, topping No. 5 seed Baylor 79-75.
Erin Andrews Awarded $55M Judgement Over Nude Video Against Stalker and Nashville, TN, Marriott Hotel (VIDEO)
The jury only took 7 hours to deliberate and award the verdict in favor of Erin Andrews …
Fox Sportscaster and Dancing with the Stars participant Erin Andrews has been awarded a $55 million judgement in the nude video lawsuit. The jury came back with unanimous decisions awarding the judgement to be split between her stalker, Michael David Barrett, and the owner and operator of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University. Barrett will have to pay about $28 million, and the two companies that own the Marriott will have to pay about $26 million. Barrett previously pleaded guilty to stalking Andrews, altering hotel room peepholes and taking nude videos of her. He was sentenced to 2½ years in prison and he did not appear at this trial.
Sportscaster Erin Andrews won a $55 million judgment Monday against a stalker and the owner of a Nashville, Tennessee, hotel where he recorded secret nude videos of her.
The judgment, announced by a state circuit court jury in the late afternoon, is less than the $75 million Andrews had sought from the owner and operator of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University and the stalker, Michael David Barrett, who has already served a prison sentence.
The jury deliberated for less than eight hours, splitting the blame — and the damages — roughly equally between Barrett, who will have to pay about $28 million, and the two companies, which are on the hook for about $26 million.
WOW, THAT’S 4 HOURS OF MY LIFE I WILL NEVER GET BACK …
The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers tonight in Super Bowl 50 by a score of 24-10. The Broncos scored a TD late in the fourth quarter to seal the deal. In fact, it was the Broncos only offensive touch down of the game, set up by a fumble recover by their defense on the 4 yard line. The Broncos #1 defense shut down Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers as at times they looked clueless on offensive. Making matters worse, Carolina could not hang on to the ball and fumbled any chance they had of winning the game. However, I can honestly say I have never seen a worse offense on a Super Bowl winning team.
Unfortunately this game was marred from the outset by the referees. But why should the Super Bowl be any different than the rest of the season where we saw witness to terrible calls that changed the outcomes of games. Super Bowl 50 was no different. Just before Super Bowl MVP’s Von Miller’s strip sack of Cam Newton that lead to a Denver TD, the refs and the refs doing the reviews blew a call big time that set the mood of the entire game as Denver was quickly up 10-0 in the first quarter. Watch the VIDEO of the catch HERE. However, upon further review, the Carolina receiver caught the ball and it should have been a first down. Who knew one had to perfectly catch the ball without bobbling it. Note to refs and the foll in the replay booth . THE BALL NEVER HIT THE GROUND. Had this play been properly called, the Panthers would have had the ball at their 39 yard line and the momentum. Instead, the call is botched and on the very next play, Newton is strip sacked and a Denver TD. One might also want to question the defensive holding flags that were thrown against the Broncos and then picked up. Hmm. And then the defensive holding or was it mugging by the Broncos DB’s, and yet those were not called. However, when it was the Patriots playing the Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, some how the refs saw fit to call those penalties. Imagine that?
Note to replay refs, that would be the players hand under the ball, it never hit the ground
The Broncos set a record in their victory, its the first time ever a winning team had less than 200 yards of total offense. One might say that Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense was offensive as well. The Broncos only managed to muster 194 yards of total offense. Manning was 13-23, 104 net yards, 1 interception, 1 fumble and a QB rating of 56.6. In other words, the Denver Broncos won in spite of Manning. Sorry, Manning’s numbers look more like that of Baltimore Raven’s QB Trent Dilfer, who everyone refers to as a game manager. You have to go all the way back to Super Bowl IX to find when a team had fewer passing yards than the Broncos did today in a victory. However, the Pittsburgh Steelers ran wild that day and it was more of a running league back then as well. The Steelers ended with 333 total yards and 17 first downs as opposed to the 194 total yards and 11 first downs by Denver.
Congrats to the Denver Broncos, but this one will go down as one of the least entertaining and watchable. I am glad I am not the only one who thought this was hideous.
I could not agree more. In the end the NFL got their cutesy, fairy tale story of Peyton riding into the sunset as he did nothing to help win the game and was literally just along for the ride. Its sad that the NFL has become a league where games are determined by bad refereeing. So much for a faily called game and it being determined on the field.
Panthers cornerback Josh Norman, like most of the Carolina defense, didn’t have a poor Super Bowl. He had two passes defensed and helped lead a secondary that gave up only 104 yards passing overall.
And he was cryptic when trying to find the cause of the team’s 24-10 defeat.
“It’s hard to play two teams,” Norman said multiple times after the game.
Norman wouldn’t elaborate on what he meant. He likely means the officials, not the Panthers’ offense. Carolina had 12 penalties in the game, many of them before the snap.
Super Bowl 50, Carolina Panthers – Denver Broncos is Finally Here … What are the Best and Worst NFL Franchises in Super Bowl History
Super Bowl 50 is finally upon us that matches the NFC champ Carolina Panthers vs. the AFC champ Denver Broncos. But what NFL franchises are considered the best and worst performers in the biggest game of the NFL season?
Who are the best NFL teams/franchises that consistently found themselves in the biggest game of the year and won it all or at least made a game of it when all thought it would be a blow out or loss?
1. San Francisco 49ers (6 appearances: 5-1). Although the 49ers have not won the big game since the 90′s, they reign among all with their near perfection in the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl XXIV San Francisco destroys Denver, 55 – 10
XVI January 24, 1982 San Francisco 49ers 26 Cincinnati Bengals 21
XIX January 20, 1985 San Francisco 49ers 38 Miami Dolphins 16
XXIII January 22, 1989 San Francisco 49ers 20 Cincinnati Bengals 16
XXIV January 28, 1990 San Francisco 49ers 55 Denver Broncos 10 [So much for that Joe Montana - John Elway match up ... Montana, the best ever!!!]
XXIX January 29, 1995 San Francisco 49ers 49 San Diego Chargers 26
XLVII February 3, 2013 Baltimore Ravens 34 San Francisco 49ers 31
2. Pittsburgh Steelers (8 appearances: 6-2). The Steelers have been to a record tying 8 Super Bowls and have a 6 wins and competed strongly in the ones they have lost. They have wins in the 1970′s with the famed Steel Curtain and victories in the 80′s, 90′s and 2000′s.
IX January 12, 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 Minnesota Vikings 6
X January 18, 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers 21Dallas Cowboys 17
XIII January 21, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers 35 Dallas Cowboys 31
XIV January 20, 1980 Pittsburgh Steelers 31 Los Angeles Rams 19
XXX January 28, 1996 Dallas Cowboys 27 Pittsburgh Steelers 17
XL February 5, 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 Seattle Seahawks 10
XLIII February 1, 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 Arizona Cardinals 23
XLV February 6, 2011 Green Bay Packers 31 Pittsburgh Steelers 25
3. Dallas Cowboys (8 appearances: 5-3).
V January 17, 1971 Baltimore Colts 16 Dallas Cowboys 13 [Also known as the Blooper Bowl]
VI January 16, 1972 Dallas Cowboys 24 Miami Dolphins 3 [Only Super Bowl with a Defense to never give up a TD]
X January 18, 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers Dallas Cowboys 17 [Also, one of the truly great games of all times]
XII January 15, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 27 Denver Broncos 10
XIII January 21, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers 35 Dallas Cowboys 31 [Still one of the greatest games ever played, but for a Jackie Smith TD drop, Dallas would have won]
XXVII January 31, 1993 Dallas Cowboys 52 Buffalo Bills 17 [Cowboys rout Bills and it wasn't even this close]
XXVIII January 30, 1994 Dallas Cowboys 30 Buffalo Bills 13
XXX January 28, 1996 Dallas Cowboys Pittsburgh Steelers 17 [Cowboys finally beat Steelers in a Super Bowl]
Tied at 4. The Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants (5 Appearances each and both have a 4-1 record)
Who are the worst NFL teams/franchises that consistently found themselves in the biggest game of the year and came up terribly short.
1. Buffalo Bills (4 appearance: 0-4): The Buffalo Bills found themselves in 4 straight Super Bowls in the early 1990′s where they progressively got hammered worse each year. Their only real chance to win a Super Bowl faded wide right when kicker Scott Norwood missed a potential game winning field goal in XXV.
XXV January 27, 1991 New York Giants 20 Buffalo Bills 19
XXVI January 26, 1992 Washington Redskins 37 Buffalo Bills 24 [The game was not even as close as the score as the Redskins built up a 37-10 lead and game was over]
XXVII January 31, 1993 Dallas Cowboys 52 Buffalo Bills 17 [It was more of a blow out that the score indicated, final score should have been 59-10]
XXVIII January 30, 1994 Dallas Cowboys 30 Buffalo Bills 13 [Bills folded like a cheap suit in the second half after a Thurmon Thomas fumble and Cowboys ran it down their throats]
2. Denver (8 appearance: 2-5, 1 TBD) The Denver Broncos are making their 8th Super Bowl appearance today; however, other than two games at the end of John Elway’s career, the final game of the season has been nothing but a blow out and disaster for the Broncos. The Denver Broncos were the original Bill’s losing 4 Super Bowls and none of them were close. The Broncos are rated # 2 even though they have won 2 Super Bowls because they have lost a record 5 of them and in some cases by historic margins. Sorry, but Denver’s losses to the Giants, Redskins and especially 49ers and Seattle were nothing but embarrassing.
XII January 15, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 27 Denver Broncos 10 [Orange Crush crushed by Dallas' Doomsday defense]
XXI January 25, 1987 New York Giants 39 Denver Broncos 20 [Giant's QB shreds Denver, 22-25 passing]
XXII January 31, 1988 Washington Redskins 42 Denver Broncos 10 [Redskin's QB Doug Williams rips Denver D for 35 points in second quarter]
XXIV January 28, 1990 San Francisco 49ers 55 Denver Broncos 10 [Joe Montana shreds Denver D and John Elway]
XXXII January 25, 1998 Denver Broncos 31 Green Bay Packers 24
XXXIII January 31, 1999 Denver Broncos 34 Atlanta Falcons 19
XLVIII February 2, 2014 Seattle Seahawks 43 Denver Broncos 8 [The game was over 7 seconds into the game when Peyton Manning wilted under the big game pressure]
3. Minnesota Vikings: (4 appearances: 0-4) The only thing that saves the Vikings from finishing higher is that they have not been in a Super Bowl since the 1970′s. The Vikings just never really showed up for any of the games.
IV January 11, 1970 Kansas City Chiefs 23 Minnesota Vikings 7 [This was over from the outset and the famed NFL films of KC coach Hank Stram and 65 toss power trap]
VIII January 13, 1974 Miami Dolphins 24 Minnesota Vikings 7
IX January 12, 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 Minnesota Vikings 6
XI January 9, 1977 Oakland Raiders 32 Minnesota Vikings 14
Police Open Criminal Investigation into a domestic Violence Assault Complaint Against Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel
WHO DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING … THE FALL OF THE SPOILED HEAD CASE JOHNNY FOOTBALL.
I never could understand why Johnny Manziel was selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns, not only because he did not have the talent and size to be an NFL quarterback, but he also lacked the self control and maturity to be one. After all of his previous nonsense, childish behavior and so-called rehab, now Johnny Football finds himself in the cross-hairs of a domestic violence investigation by Dallas police. Manziel is accused of hitting his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, in an incident last Saturday that started at a downtown Dallas hotel. Initially, it appeared that Johnny Manziel was not going to face charges. Now it appears he will. Look for the Cleveland Browns also to release Manziel as they have had enough.
How sad is it that tomorrow is Super Bowl 50 and this no-talent is taking up the sporting news. You know you are a total screw up when you have Charlie Sheen giving you advice … WINNING, not.
Dallas police announced Friday night they are launching a criminal investigation into a domestic violence assault complaint filed against Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.
The move comes a day after police said they had closed an investigation into allegations that Manziel had hit his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, in an incident last Saturday that started at a downtown Dallas hotel, and that he would not face charges.
Police said in a release that they received an assault complaint Friday for a Jan. 30 incident, and Manziel was listed as the suspect. It is not uncommon for the victim of domestic violence “to question or delay reporting an assault,” police said.
“This is an ongoing investigation and updates will be made as information becomes available,” the release stated.
Crowley released a statement to WFAA, the ABC affiliate in Dallas, on Friday night.
“On Feb. 5, I met with domestic violence specialists at the Dallas Police Department,” she said. “I provided them with a complete description of the events on the night of January 29th and answered their questions. I don’t know what will happen next with this case — that’ll be up to the Dallas Police Department. I am hopeful that everyone will understandably respect my wish for privacy at this time.”
Johnny Manziel’s father: QB twice refused to enter rehab facilities in the last week.
Johnny Manziel’s family is concerned for his well-being as his NFL career and personal life falter, but the quarterback has twice declined to be admitted to area rehabilitation facilities in the last week, according to his father, Paul Manziel.
“I truly believe if they can’t get him help, he won’t live to see his 24th birthday,” Paul Manziel told The Dallas Morning News.
On Friday, Manziel’s agent Erik Burkhardt also voiced concern for Manziel, 23, and announced that he is terminating their professional relationship.
Remember when Johnny Manziel stated, he was not going to change he he was? I guess that was truly the case, because Manziel is nothing more than an idiot. Soon he will find himself on the outside of the NFL looking in.
FSU SHOULD BE ASHAMED, BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW A NEAR MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT IS ALWAYS PAID OUT FOR FALSE ALLEGATIONS …
The Florida State University Seminols have finally settled the federal Title IX lawsuit with Erica Kinsman, the former female FSU student who accused quarterback Jameis Winston in 2012 of rape. FSU agreed to pay Kinsman $950,000, an amount that includes attorney’s fees, as well as make a five-year commitment to awareness, prevention and training programs. WOW, really, a 5 year commitment to rape awareness and prevention. Just 5 years? For a university that did everything to delay and cover up this crime so that their QB could win FSU a National Championship, they should just hang their heads in shame. The lump sum is the largest settlement for Title IX claims regarding indifference to a student’s sexual assault. Because Jameis Winston was innocent of course. Sure he was, sarcasm intended.
Florida State has settled a federal Title IX lawsuit with Erica Kinsman, a former student who said she was raped by quarterback Jameis Winston in 2012.
The settlement was announced on Monday, more than a year after she initially filed the complaint in federal court.
FSU agreed to pay Kinsman $950,000 – an amount that includes attorney’s fees – as well as make a five-year commitment to awareness, prevention and training programs. The lump sum is the largest settlement for Title IX claims regarding indifference to a student’s reported sexual assault.
“I will always be disappointed that I had to leave the school I dreamed of attending since I was little,” Kinsman said in a statement. “I am happy that FSU has committed to continue making changes in order to ensure a safer environment for all students.”
FSU did not admit to liability in the settlement, which university president John Thrasher said the school agreed to in order to avoid additional litigation expenses.
“We have an obligation to our students, their parents and Florida taxpayers to deal with this case, as we do all litigation, in a financially responsible manner,” Thrasher said in a statement. “With all the economic demands we face, at some point it doesn’t make sense to continue even though we are convinced we would have prevailed.
Local police who investigated and the Florida DA who dismissed this this rape case should also be ashamed. The idea that you thought a college football player was above the law is disgusting. Maybe the DA should have followed the words of Samantha Ponder, ESPN’s Samantha Ponder Shreds Florida St QB Jameis Winston … “We’re Asking that You Don’t Lie, You Don’t Cheat, You Don’t Steal, and You Don’t Disrespect Women.”
In a Sept. 22 deposition, which was obtained by USA TODAY Sports, Fisher said that he was not aware of FSU’s policy about sexual battery around the time the allegation against Winston was first reported to police and initially investigated.
In a deposition previously released to USA TODAY Sports, Tallahassee police detective Scott Angulo admitted to missteps and other investigative steps that could have been taken in the early days of the criminal investigation when Kinsman first deported in December 2012.
She alleged then that Winston raped her in his apartment after they had met at Potbelly’s, a bar near campus. The investigation sat dormant for nine months before state attorney Willie Meggs declined to file criminal charges in December 2013.