Jameis Winston speaks out on groping allegations

By Vincent Frank
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will take to the field this weekend after a multi-week absence with a shoulder injury.

But that’s not necessarily the story the media wants to focus on as Winston makes his way back to the gridiron.

The former No. 1 pick allegedly groped an Uber driver in Arizona last year, a situation that’s currently under investigation by the NFL.

Winston had in the past denied the allegations, but he just recently expanded on it during a Q&A on Thursday.

“One thing about my family is that we’re very strong in our faith. And we’re very strong in believing that nothing from our past can control our future,” Winston said, via ESPN.

Obviously, Winston didn’t get into detail. He also failed to firmly deny the allegation again. The conversation more surrounded how an allegation of this ilk would impact his family.

For the NFL’s part, it doesn’t expect to wrap up the Winston investigation this year. So any potential punishment would likely have to be served next season.

Tampa Bay, at 4-7 on the season, takes on the Green Bay Packers this upcoming Sunday.