Off the Record (OTR)

Is Jameis groping women?

It’s been a rough year for Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston. Entering the season with high hopes, the team has been pretty much awful. And for the first time in his career, Winston is missing games with a shoulder problem.

That shoulder problem might be the best problem he has right now. BuzzFeed News is reporting that the NFL is investigating a claim that Winston grabbed the crotch of an Uber driver back in March 2016.

She picked up Winston around 2 a.m. on a Sunday morning and he sat in the front seat and requested they get food at a drive-thru restaurant. While waiting for their food, she claims that he grabbed her crotch and held it there for three to five seconds.

The woman reported the incident to Uber, but not to police for fear of backlash. Uber immediately banned Winston from the app.

BuzzFeed later published a response from the Winston camp on Twitter.

“We categorically deny this allegation. It is our understanding the uber driver was unable to identify the specific individual who allegedly touched this driver … The only reason his name is being dragged in to this is that his uber account was used to call the ride,” the statement said.

This wouldn’t be the first time Winston has been in trouble with women. He just settled a suit in 2016 with a woman who claims he raped her in 2012 while with Florida State.

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