Eagles CB Ronald Darby backs Winston in Uber incident
Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby came forward to defend his former teammate at Florida State University. The now Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, Jameis Winston, has found himself in the national spotlight for all the wrong reasons once again after an Uber driver accused Winston of groping her during a ride he was given on March 13, 2016.
Darby says he was in the car with Winston during the incident and called the accounts of that evening “inaccurate” in a statement obtained by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.
“I felt the need to come forward and clarify some inaccurate accounts of the evening of March 13, 2016 when myself, a friend and Jameis Winston took an Uber ride in Arizona. There were three of us in the car, not just one as has been reported. Myself and Jameis were in the backseat. I am confident that nothing inappropriate in nature happened in the car that evening and Jameis did not have any physical contact with the Uber driver. The accusations are are just not true.”
The Uber driver said Winston was the only passenger in the car, and while driving, Jameis reached over from the front passenger seat and grabbed her while in line at a drive-thru according to reports.
The NFL announced it will be investigating the matter shortly after Winston denied these allegations on Friday.
It is important to note that Darby was also one of two teammates identified as present during a 2012 encounter in which Winston was accused of rape as an FSU student. He since has been cleared of those charges after a settlement.
Ronald Darby looks to get back on the field this Sunday night during a primetime matchup with the Cowboys for the first time since injuring his ankle in the season opener down in Washington, as Winston continues to nurse an injured shoulder.
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