Jameis Winston countersues rape accuser


No. 1 NFL Draft pick and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie quarterback Jameis Winston is firing back at a woman who claims he raped her after a night of drinking at a Tallahassee bar in December 2012.

Erica Kinsman filed suit against Winston in April, claiming she was drunk  in December 2012 when Winston and others took her back to an off-campus apartment and sexually assaulted her.  The suit, filed two weeks before the NFL draft, accused Winston of rape, assault, false imprisonment and emotional distress.

On Friday, Winston filed a countersuit, claiming no rape occurred and that Kinsman is simply motivated by greed, reported the Associated Press.

Winston recently signed a four-year, $23.35 million contract with Buccaneers and was present for the first day of rookie minicamp on Friday.

“Ms. Kinsman has been successful in one major area,” the filing said. “She has mounted a false and vicious media campaign to vilify Mr. Winston with the objective of getting him to pay her to go away. Ms. Kinsman is motivated by the most insidious objectives — greed,” it added.

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