Sunday afternoon, it was announced that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston had officially won his student code of conduct case relating to an alleged sexual assault that took place back in December of 2012. But while the decision has been rendered, the conversation regarding the topic has not subsided. Immediately after the ruling, Winston's lawyer, David Cornwell, took to Twitter to question the credibility of the accuser and her lawyer. Now, Cornwell has offered a bit more on what could happen moving forward.
Cornwell, while speaking on Erik Kuselias' NBC Sports Network radio show, told listeners that if Winston's accuser should file a civil suit, out of necessity, there will be both a countersuit of the young woman and a separate lawsuit against her lawyers for statements made "that are not protected by the litigation privilege." Cornwell also accused the accuser's aunt of asking for $7 million before the lawyers were involved, and said that he "feels bad" for the accuser because she was "abused" by her lawyers. Here's the entire interview, via Tomahawk Nation.
Obviously, Cornwell's job is to be an advocate for his client. But it's still interesting to hear his side of the story.