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The NFL has opened its investigation into allegations that Jameis Winston fumbled for a female Uber driver in in March 2016, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, and the league spoke with Tampa Bay Buccaneers security chief Andres Trescastro last week.
By Schefter, " The investigation is not expected to end [be] by the end of this season, according to one source, which means that Winston's case could be suspended during the next offseason NFL season, similar to the case of Ezekiel Elliott in the last offseason of the NFL. "
The driver of Uber said that Winston grabbed his crotch for several seconds while they were in a drive-through of a Mexican restaurant and Winston was the only pbadenger in the car. He reported the incident to Uber, and the company banned Winston from using his service.
Winston maintained that he did not commit the alleged act and that he was not alone in the car, saying that the driver " was confused as to the number of pbadengers in the car and who was sitting next to him".
Former Philadelphia Eagles teammate in the state of Florida, Ronald Darby-Winston, said he was in the vehicle with Winston at the time and that Winston did not perform the alleged act.
Uber driver's attorney, John Clune, asked the NFL to investigate the comments of Darby and the cornerback "immediately hands over his phone to the NFL so that the GPS history can be examined forensically. "
By Schefter, Clune" also represented the student of the State of Florida who accused Winston of badual badault in 2 012. "
Winston, 23, will miss his third straight game on Sunday while recovering from a shoulder injury, but could return to action shortly, as Ian Rapoport reported in NFL Gameday Morning (h / t Kevin Patra from NFL.com):
"A couple of weeks ago I received PRP injections: treatment with platelet-rich plasma -in other words, blood spinning [It is] something that is often used, spice by high-profile athletes, during rehabilitation to accelerate recovery.
"It takes about two weeks to win Winston, he has an MRI on Monday, and the team is holding hope before saying anything, they want to discover the real terms and what happens during the MRI, but they tell me that feels good, it looks very good and that his return is coming ".