Tampa Bay quarterback and former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston reportedly will be suspended for the first three games of the upcoming NFL season for a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy. The news was first announced by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
NFL is planning to suspend Buccaneers’ QB Jameis Winston the first three games of the season for violating the personal conduct policy, league sources tell ESPN.
ESPN’s Tallahassee host Jeff Cameron initially reported Winston was bracing to be suspended – and he will be.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 21, 2018
The suspension stems from an alleged incident involving Winston and a female Uber driver in Scottsdale, Ariz., in March 2016, with the driver accusing Winston of grabbing her crotch. Despite the incident allegedly occurring in 2016, the NFL opened an investigation in November 2017.
“I wasn’t just creeped out,” the driver, identified only as Kate, told Buzzfeed Sports in November. “I was frozen.”
Winston has not yet been notified of the suspension, according to Schefter.
“One source said Winston could be notified as early as Friday, but others think it is will be handed down sometime in the next week, per sources,” Schefter said. “Last month, multiple sources said they did not expect Winston to be disciplined. But whatever the facts were unnerved the NFL.”