Jameis Winston timeline

Updated: December 5, 2013, 3:50 PM ET
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The following is a timeline of events in the Jameis Winston investigation:

Nov. 12, 2013: City official says in email to city commissioners that investigation initially stalled when accuser told police she did not want to prosecute.

Nov. 13, 2013: Report surfaces that Florida State QB Jameis Winston is part of ongoing investigation into sexual assault complaint filed in December 2012. Winston's attorney says police contacted him in February 2013, but no charges were filed and Winston has not been interviewed by police. School says in statement that Winston will play Saturday vs. Syracuse.

Nov. 14, 2013: Lawyer for Winston tells ESPN.com that two witnesses who were with Winston in 2012 when alleged sexual assault occurred will corroborate Winston's account of events. Winston exercised his right not to speak with police or provide a statement as part of investigation.

Nov. 20, 2013: DNA samples taken from Winston connect him to woman accusing him of December sexual assault, according to Florida crime lab report obtained by ESPN's Mark Schlabach. Report links Winston's DNA to samples found in woman's underwear. Accuser's family says in statement that detective working the case told accuser's attorney in January that city was "a big football town and the victim needs to think long and hard before proceeding against him because she will be raked over the coals and her life will be made miserable."

Nov. 21, 2013: Attorney for Winston says that sex between Winston and woman accusing him of sexual assault was consensual. Attorney also says Winston voluntarily submitted DNA and that he is not surprised Winston's DNA matched DNA found on woman's clothes. Florida's state attorney and his investigators interviewed accuser Thursday to assess strength of case. Accuser's attorney tells ESPN's Brett McMurphy that accuser "will not recant anything. She has told the truth and will continue to tell the truth."

Nov. 22, 2013: Accuser's attorney Patricia Carroll releases statement "To be clear, the victim did not consent. This was a rape."

Nov. 27, 2013: Attorney for Winston meets with state attorney to express concern over time frame for decision on whether to charge Winston with sexual assault. Winston's attorney tells ESPN's Shelley Smith that "we'd like a decision sooner rather than later. We are concerned the delay will hurt his reputation and affect his Heisman chances." Deadline for Heisman voters is Dec. 9.

Dec. 4, 2013: Investigation of sexual-assault allegations against Winston is complete and result is scheduled to be announced Thursday at 2 ET, according to state prosecutor. … ACC selects Florida State QB Jameis Winston as player of the year.

Dec. 5, 2013: State attorney Willie Meggs announces that Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexual assault.

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