Uber driver sues Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, accusing him of groping

Tanya Simon
September 19, 2018

Court documents say the woman filed the suit in Arizona on Tuesday and is seeking more than $75,000 in damages.

The woman alleges Winston, 24, grabbed her crotch in the drive-thru of a Mexican restaurant in the Phoenix area in March 2016. The NFL learned of the allegation when it was reported publicly last November.

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, who is serving a three-game suspension stemming from an alleged groping incident, is now being sued by his accuser.

"She is unimpressed by his continued lack of honesty or awareness into his behavior", Kate's attorney, John Clune said, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Filling in for suspended quarterback Jameis Winston, Fitzpatrick completed 27 of 33 passes for 402 yards and has the suddenly explosive Bucs off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2010.

Winston is scheduled to return from his suspension after the team's Monday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick has been starting in his place and led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to victory over the New Orleans Saints in Week 1, lighting up the scoreboard in the process.

Winston initially denied the accusations, but he issued an apology after his suspension was announced.

A call to the Buccaneers offices after business hours on Tuesday was not immediately returned. "It is uncharacteristic of me and I genuinely apologize", he said.

"I now look forward to putting this behind me and I will continue to work hard every day to be a positive influence in my community and be the best person, teammate and leader I can be".

Winston, who has a checkered past going back to before his National Football League career, has denied all allegations.

While a student at Florida State, Winston was accused of sexual assault, but prosecutors declined to filed charges.

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