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Report: DNA analysis matches Jameis Winston’s sample with accuser’s

Nick Bromberg
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A Tallahassee DNA analysis, per a report, says that the sample from Jameis Winston matches the one that was taken from the woman accusing him of sexual assault.

ESPN.com reported the match in the analysis Wednesday evening. The DNA sample of Winston's was recently obtained after the 11 month delay in the case. The incident happened on December 7 and the case recently became public and was reopened.

From ESPN.com:

According to the DNA analysis report, a copy of which was viewed by ESPN.com on Wednesday, the Florida state crime lab determined the chance of the DNA in the woman's underwear being a match for someone other than Winston was one in 2.2 trillion.

Police obtained a sexual assault kit on Dec. 7, 2012, when the accuser reported the alleged incident had occurred at an off-campus apartment. Winston's DNA was recently obtained through a buccal swab he provided to authorities investigating the case.

William Meggs, the Florida state attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit, told ESPN on Wednesday before the DNA analysis was obtained by the site that the state was still gathering information.

"Everybody wants to know what's going on," Meggs said. "So do we. We're in the process of trying to figure out what's going on. We haven't determined how it's going to turn out."

Winston's attorney said that he voluntarily submitted DNA last week. He says that he has two signed affidavits that exonerate Winston and they both were provided to police last week.

The alleged victim's family released a statement on Wednesday that included six questions about the case. Much of the statement revolved around the Tallahassee Police Department's reluctance to obtain a DNA sample from Winston in early 2013 because, per the police in the statement, the fear of alerting Winston and the public to the investigation. However, the family found out that Winston and his attorney knew about the case at the beginning part of the year.

According to the statement, the police told the alleged victim to "think long and hard" and that her life could be made miserable if she proceeded with the case against Winston. The Tallahassee Democrat reported that the case had been put on hold because the accuser stopped cooperating, but that the case was reopened because of new information.

Tallahassee police corroborated the Democrat report Wednesday night in a statement, saying that the alleged victim "broke off contact" with the police in February.

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