The NFL is investigating an allegation that Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston groped an Uber driver last year, Buzzfeed News reports. An NFL spokesman later confirmed that “the matter is under review.”
The driver, a woman identified only as Kate, says she picked up Winston in Scottsdale, Arizona, in the early morning hours of March 13th. As they waited in the drive-through lane at a Mexican restaurant, she says Winston “reached over and he just grabbed my crotch,” the woman told Buzzfeed.
The driver lodged a formal complaint with Uber, writing that “this rider reached over and put his fingers on my crotch.”
“It wasn’t my stomach or my thigh,” she added. “It was my crotch and I want to be clear about that.”
Winston has since released a statement denying the allegations.
“The story falsely accuses me of making inappropriate contact with this driver,” Winston wrote. “I believe the driver was confused as to the number of passengers in the car and who was sitting next to her. The accusation is false, and given the nature of the allegation and increased awareness and consideration of these types of matters, I am addressing this false report immediately. At the time of the alleged incident, I denied the allegations to Uber, yet they still decided to suspend my account.
Funny thing is, another NFL player who was in the car, says that is absolutely false as well.
Anyone else curious why this story is just coming out now.?
Wow, I hope this woman is drives faster than she makes up, er I mean reports stories.