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Jameis Winston accused of groping a woman and yelling homophobic slurs

The NFL quarterback is again accused of sexual assault.

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Jameis Winston is again at the center of sexual-assault allegations.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is the subject of a new NFL investigation into sexual misconduct and the use of gay slurs, according to a new report by BuzzFeed.

According to the report, Winston was put in an Uber by some friends last year and mistreated the driver, as well as yelled gay slurs at strangers on the street.

From BuzzFeed’s account:

The men placed Winston in the front passenger seat — Kate said he was the only passenger. “I started driving, and right away, Jameis behaved poorly” by shouting, in part, homophobic slurs at pedestrians, said Kate, who did not want to be identified for fear of negative attention and potential backlash from football fans. He then asked to stop for food.

Waiting in line at the drive-thru of Los Betos Mexican Food, “he reached over and he just grabbed my crotch,” Kate said, alleging that Winston held his hand there for three to five seconds and removed it only after she looked up in shock and said, “What’s up with that?”

You can read BuzzFeed’s full report here.

If true, this will cost Winston dearly. He is already sidelined with an injury, and he has previously had to settle with a woman who accused him of rape in Federal court.