• Alleged sex assault victim to sue FSU quarterback, Tallahassee Police Dept.


    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State Seminoles football team is still celebrating Monday night's national championship victory -- the third for the team.

    But the woman who accused their star quarterback of sexual assault is taking her case in a new direction.

    No redshirt freshman has ever had a better season on the football field than FSU quarterback Jameis Winston.

    Winston won the Heisman Trophy, his team won the BCS title game and he was voted the game's most valuable player.

    But duringthe season Winston was being investigated after allegations of sexual assault.

    No charges were filed, but now his accuser's lawyer has told ABC's Matt Gutman that her client plans to go after Winston and the Tallahassee Police Department with a civil suit.

    "We are in excellent shape for a civil suit in this matter on several levels. It's about justice. This family doesn't need money," said Patricia Carroll, attorney for the alleged victim.

    "What do you want? What are you looking for?" Gutman asked Carroll.

    "I want heads to roll. Heads to roll," said Carroll.

    Winston's attorney acknowledges his client and the woman had sex, but claims it was consensual

    In a video released Tuesday, the accuser's friend Jenna Weisberg told police investigators that that wasn't the case.

    "She remembers the roommate trying to get him to stop. He walked in and was like, 'Stop, she doesn't want to,'" Weisberg said in the recorded interview.

    Carroll claims Tallahassee police mishandled her client's case.

    "There's what I believe to be a complete cover-up ... in causing the delay ... in not filing reports. I want those heads to roll."

    Carroll said police told her client not to return to FSU.

    "I inquired if she could return to FSU and they told me, 'Absolutely not,'" said Carroll.

    Carroll told Gutman that she has been receiving threats.

    "(They say), 'Die, you're gonna die.' 'I will kill you.' That kind of thing," Carroll said.

    Winston, who turned 20 on Monday, has repeatedly insisted that he did nothing wrong.

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