Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has reportedly reached a settlement with the lady generally known as “Kate P,” who claims he groped her in her Uber car again in March 2016. According to ESPN, the “events are within the course of finalizing a settlement settlement” and it’s believed that the method will conclude in about 10 days.
The alleged incident first surfaced in November 2017, after Buzzfeed printed a report detailing Kate P’s allegations. According to the report, Kate says she picked up Winston and a few pals in Scottsdale, Arizona at round 2am in March 2016, and the Bucs QB hopped within the entrance seat.
While ready in line on the drive-thru Los Betos Mexican Food, Jameis allegedly reached over, grabbed her crotch and “held his hand there for 3 to 5 seconds” and eliminated it solely after she regarded up in shock and stated, “What’s up with that?”
Winston denied touching the lady inappropriately, however an eight-month NFL investigation concluded that he engaged in detrimental conduct that evening by “touching the driving force in an inappropriate and sexual method with out her consent and that disciplinary motion was vital and applicable.”
As a outcome, he served a three-game suspension to begin the season, costing him $124,411 in sport checks.
Ryan Fitzpatrick shall be quarterbacking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as soon as once more in Week 9 because the crew heads to Carolina for a matchup in opposition to Cam Newton and the Panthers. According to a number of experiences, Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter right this moment introduced that Fitzpatrick will substitute Jameis Winston as beginning QB, 24 hours after Sunday’s 37-34 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Koetter benched Winston after his fourth interception on Sunday, permitting Fitzmagic to run wild as soon as once more; The 35-year outdated veteran threw for 194 yards and two touchdowns within the fourth quarter because the Bucs rallied from 18 factors right down to tie the sport at 34. However, the Bengals kicked a discipline purpose with no time remaining and the Bucs dropped to Three-Four on the season.
According to ESPN, Tampa Bay has already picked up the fifth-year possibility on Winston’s contract, price $20.9 million, however it’s assured for harm solely. The crew may minimize him with zero monetary implications previous to the start the brand new league 12 months on March 14 at 4pm ET.
Winston, who missed the primary three video games the season on account of a suspension, has 11 turnovers in 4 video games and 6 landing passes. Meanwhile, Fitzpatrick has thrown for 1,550 yards with 13 touchdowns and simply 5 interceptions this season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers lastly acquired their first win the NFL season Monday evening after they went right down to Tampa Bay, Florida and beat the Buccaneers 30-27. While the rating appeared as if it was a detailed recreation, the Steelers had management majority the sport, with the Bucs making a late surge to tighten the rating.
The recreation was just about determined within the first half with Ryan Fitzpatrck throwing three interceptions, and the Bucs falling behind 30-10 at halftime. Big Ben threw all three TD’s within the first and relied on James Connor within the second half to ice the clock. Fitzpatrick did nevertheless lead consecutive landing drives within the fourth quarter to make it a one possession recreation, however faltered with the sport on the road, throwing three straight incompletions to offer the ball again to the Steelers. Nonetheless, he nonetheless racked up large numbers and have become the primary quarterback in NFL historical past to throw for 400 yards in three straight video games.
For fantasy influence, Fitzpatrick ended up with 30-50 for 411 yards and three TDS (three INT’s too), whereas Big Ben performed a bit extra sound, going 30-38 and 353 yards and three TD’s. Mike Evans led all vast receivers with 137 yards and 1 TD, whereas JuJu Smith-Schuster was proper behind with 116 yards.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will reportedly be suspended for the first three games the NFL season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the pending suspension stems from an alleged incident with an Uber driver in Scottsdale, Arizona, in March 2016.
The alleged incident first surfaced in November 2017, after Buzzfeed published a report in which a female uber driver accused Winston grabbing her crotch. According to the report, the driver, identified as Kate, says she picked up Winston and some friends in Scottsdale, Arizona at around 2am in March 2016, and the Bucs QB hopped in the front seat. He was allegedly shouting homophobic slurs at pedestrians before he requested to stop at a drive thru.
According to Buzzfeed, while waiting in line at the drive-thru Los Betos Mexican Food, Jameis allegedly reached over, grabbed the driver’s crotch and held his hand there for three to five seconds and removed it only after she looked up in shock and said, “What’s up with that?”
“I wasn’t just creeped out. I was frozen.” She described Winston as “very physically imposing.”
“I mean he’s an NFL quarterback and I’m 5 ft 6. I’m not prepared for that. So I completely froze.”
Schefter notes that the NFL still has not notified Winston its ficial decision, and the circumstances surrounding it still could lead to an increase or decrease the three games. The Bucs open up the season in New Orleans, followed by home games against the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers.