Rape accuser sues football star Jameis Winston in Florida court

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Posted: Apr 16, 2015 5:29 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - College football star Jameis Winston was sued on Thursday in Florida court by a woman who has accused him of raping her in 2012 while she was a student at Florida State University.

The lawsuit seeks financial damages and to hold accountable the quarterback, according to the woman's attorney, John Clune. Winston is expected to be a top pick in the upcoming National Football League draft.

Winston was cleared in December by a Florida state attorney of possible sexual assault charges after authorities determined there was insufficient evidence to charge him.

(Reporting by Letitia Stein; Editing by Sandra Maler)