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A New York Times investigative report says police botched the Jameis Winston rape case, triggering an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education.

Florida State's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston plays against the Auburn Tigers on Jan. 6, 2014, for the BCS National Championship, which Florida State won.
Florida State's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston plays against the Auburn Tigers on Jan. 6, 2014, for the BCS National Championship, which Florida State won. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

REPORT: POLICE BOTCHED JAMEIS WINSTON RAPE CASE

The News: An extensive New York Times report says that despite the existence of key witnesses, physical evidence and video, police conducted “virtually no investigation at all” of the rape allegation against Florida State University’s star quarterback Jameis Winston last year.

The Times report said university officials may have violated federal law by failing to immediately investigate the rape accusation, which arose from an encounter between Winston and a fellow student at his off-campus apartment in December 2012. The U.S. Department of Education is investigating the university.

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