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Authorities re-open FSU's Jameis Winston case

FLORIDA   --  Authorities in Tallahassee say they are re-opening an investigation into FSU star quarterback Jameis Winston.
He was allegedly involved in a sexual battery in December 2012.
Police made contact with the attorney representing Winston today, but , the football players attorney may not let his client talk to police.

The heavily redacted police report alleging sexual battery is dated December 7th, last year. The State Attorney's Office has confirmed it involves FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston. Winston's Attorney says his client is absolutely innocent.

Tim Jansen  Winston Attorney
"We have done our investigation. We have turned over what we believe is exculpatory  information to the state attorney with witnesses who were present."

The State Attorney's office received the case file on Tuesday, that's at least a day after police received a public records request for the report. Tallahassee Police are refusing to answer any questions including why it took so long to forward such a high profile case to Prosecutors. States Attorney Willie Meggs is traveling, we reached him by phone.

Willie Meggs   State's Attorney (2nd Judicial Circuit)
"I got my first knowledge of it yesterday at 10:02, little bit shocked to learn it's been an ongoing investigation since December 7th."

"While Winston's attorney says they are cooperating, he wouldn't say if he would allow his client to speak with investigators."

Tim Jansen
"They talked to me today, they confirmed to me that the state attorney has asked them to do some follow up investigation and we will try to cooperate with them as much as possible.  We will cooperate with them as much as possible.."
Prosecutors working the case wouldn't put a time table on resolving it.
The  highly redacted the police report says the crime occurred in zone surrounding the university.