Shelle Knows: Rape vs. Consensual Sex

187474374Thursday, December 05, 2013 nearly a year after Florida Sate quarter back Jameis Winston was accused of rape, the accusations were dropped.  The accuser said Dec 7, 2012 after having a couple of shots of alcohol she was raped by Winston. She claimed she could barely remember anything from that night or what he looked like then but later was able to identify Winston as her rapist.

She said she was in an off campus apartment with Winston when he forced himself on her that night and was raped. Winston denied raping the accuser and the investigation began.

DNA samples were taken from the female accuser along with her testimony.

The samples came back positive as a match that she indeed was involved with Winston but she also had another males DNA on her as well.

She also stated she was too drunk to remember anything and was drugged but her blood alcohol level was very low with no trace of drugs.

Since there was no solid testimony from the accuser and more than one person’s DNA on her that night then there was no way for the District Attorney to file charges against Winston.

Winston has had an outstanding career this season ranked No. 2 in the BCS standings and on-track for a possible berth in the national championship game.

He has completed 166 of 240 passes for 2,661 yards with 26 touchdowns and seven interceptions. His 295.7 passing yards per game ranks 12th nationally. Winston is also a hopeful for the Heisman which could have been nonexistent due to the false allegations.

Winston was one of the lucky ones who were able to beat these accusations. Some are not so lucky.

I personally knew a promising football player whose life was put on hold based off of false accusation. The female accuser extended the case for 2 years leaving my friend waiting in the wind to possibly facing jail time for an act that was not committed.  He lost his football scholarship and sitting out a year when he was able to transfer school due to NCAA rules.

After two-year the case was thrown out because the judge believed the female accuser s story just was not adding up.

Athletes are sometime targeted for these types of allegations based from spite, embarrassment or just to mess up others’ lives.  Rape accusations are more serious than I think young adults realize and they should be taken very seriously.

Not to say that athletes do not rape people, I am sure there are many who have been found guilty or who got away but females tend to become more promiscuous around athletes asking for certain attention.

Rape is hard to judge and that is why it is best to focus on your career more than a night of a good night because all parties involved may not be on the same page.

Consensual Sex vs. Rape

 

 

 

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