Jameis Winston’s attorney issues statement on latest lawsuit

Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston is facing a sexual assault lawsuit just two weeks before the draft, but his attorney, David Cornwell, says it will not be a distraction.

While the lawsuit is the latest attempt by a female victim to hold Jameis Winston responsible by what she alleges was sexual assault, Cornwell says Winston will not be distracted and that he welcomes the opportunity to prove he is innocent.

“This stunt was expected,” Cornwell said in a statement. “Ms. Kinsman’s false accusations have already been exposed and rejected six times. This time will be no different.

“Mr. Winston welcomes the opportunity to clear his name with the truth. Mr. Winston is looking forward to the upcoming draft. He will not permit this ploy to distract him as he begins the journey of fulfilling his lifelong dream of being a champnship QB in the NFL.”

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