FSU Pays Jameis Winston's Accuser (And Her Lawyers) $950,000 to Settle Title IX Lawsuit

By D.J. Byrnes on January 25, 2016 at 12:24 pm
FSU pays off Jameis Winston accuser.

Florida State made headlines last year after The New York Times revealed the university bungled the investigation into star quarterback Jameis Winston's alleged rape of Erica Kinsman, a fellow Florida State student.

Kinsman left the university and sued the school in federal court over Title IX violations, and that case came to a head on Monday.

From usatoday.com:

Florida State has settled a federal Title IX lawsuit with Erica Kinsman, a former student who said she was raped by quarterback Jameis Winston in 2012.


FSU agreed to pay Kinsman $950,000 – an amount that includes attorney’s fees – as well as make a five-year commitment to awareness, prevention and training programs. The lump sum is the largest settlement for Title IX claims regarding indifference to a student’s sexual assault.

“I will always be disappointed that I had to leave the school I dreamed of attending since I was little,” Kinsman said in a statement. “I am happy that FSU has committed to continue making changes in order to ensure a safer environment for all students.”

Sounds like a good chunk of change, but lawyers need paid:

 Now, about the rest of those cases...

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