It’s been nearly 20 years since former football player and current NFL star Jameis Winston was arrested for raping an unconscious woman in his Tallahassee mansion.
“We’re still waiting for the truth, but I can’t help but think that maybe, just maybe, Jamez and his family were trying to save their daughter from the horrible fate that was Jameisha’s,” former NFL linebacker and current Fox Sports analyst Mike Mayock wrote in an article published Wednesday.
Mayock, who was fired by ESPN last month for “inappropriate conduct,” called Winston’s conviction “one of the most shameful episodes in American sports history.”
The case against Winston was originally reported by USA Today, which said Winston was found guilty in December 2014 of raping the woman.
She was found unconscious on a couch in a bedroom of the mansion, where she was sleeping with Winston and two other men.
Winston was also found to have sex with a third woman in the bedroom of a different residence.
“I’m still in shock,” Mayock told the New York Daily News in 2014.
“I’m not sure what the point of this is, but there’s no question that Jameidah Winston is not going to get a fair trial.”
Jameisha Winston’s death in 2014 sparked the release of a documentary called The Hunting Ground.
The documentary details the wrongful conviction of her parents, who were convicted and jailed for years.