…an examination by The New York Times of police and court records, along with interviews with crime witnesses, has found that, far from an aberration, the treatment of the Winston complaint was in keeping with the way the police on numerous occasions have soft-pedaled allegations of wrongdoing by Seminoles football players. From criminal mischief and motor-vehicle theft to domestic violence, arrests have been avoided, investigations have stalled and players have escaped serious consequences.
I link to this because I feel certain the Jameis Winston is a bad guy, and that he has been enabled and shielded by FSU and Tallahassee law enforcement officials simply because he wins football games. Is this anything new in the realm of big-time athletics? No.
Still, after the well-justified outcry against the NFL for its handling of assault cases, where is the outrage against FSU and other communities engaging in similar cover-ups?