One week before Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston is allowed back into One Buc following a three-game suspension, news broke he was being sued by the Uber driver who accused Winston of groping her as she drove Winston to his hotel in 2016.

This incident was the cause of the suspension by the league who found Winston in violation of their personal conduct policy following an eight-month investigation that began in late 2017. The story was first reported by Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times.

Winston’s accuser, who has not been identified, hired attorney John Clune who represented Erica Kinsman following a rape allegation while Winston was in college at Florida State. Winston was never charged with anything in the Kinsman case and a civil suit was settled out of court in 2017.

Clune spoke about the lawsuit.

“She is unimpressed by his continued lack of honesty or awareness into his behavior,” Clune said on Tuesday. “Maybe a more direct financial penalty will get his attention.  He needs to learn from this and have some genuine insight or pay the penalty.

“She knows that she might be just a speed bump for him in his football career, but she is not going to be a small one.”

It is reported she is seeking more $75,000 in damages. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

Winston, nor anyone in his camp has commented on the latest news.

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at mark@pewterreport.com
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TBAtlas
2 years ago

… did her statements just imply that she is purposely trying to cause problems?

Garrett Ballard
Reply to  JustaBuc
2 years ago

Honestly, How is it that all this time went by and suddenly, the week before he is set to come back from suspension she files a law-suit. I hope we start Fitz week 4, we don’t need Jameis playing with this lawsuit on his hands.

cgmaster27
Reply to  JustaBuc
2 years ago

In essence. How is he unaware or unapologetic? He cant say anything for fear if this inevitable money grab. Strange how at first, it wasnt about the money. Now a week before he comes back it’s a out the money.

Naplesfan
Reply to  JustaBuc
2 years ago

Yes.

If you were sexually assaulted by an arrogant, rich celebrity … or your wife or significant other, you would want to do more than just “cause problems … you’d probably want to knock his fucking block off.

seabeejudkins
2 years ago

Money hungry hoe. I have not heard anything outside of football about jameis since I heard about the suspension. Now this chick wants to file a lawsuit one week away from him returning from the suspension. Seems fishy.

sunshineben
Reply to  seabeejudkins
2 years ago

Winston is the hoe …not her!

Naplesfan
Reply to  seabeejudkins
2 years ago

You are a disgusting asshole.

skipper
skipper
2 years ago

I think we all knew the money grab was coming. I spoke of this as soon as I heard she acquired the same attorney of the first round payoff.

Naplesfan
Reply to  skipper