This afternoon we discovered that 363 days after the alleged incident, no charges will be filed in the sexual assault case of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. This despite the fact that his accuser contacted police an hour after the assault. Despite the fact that these same police warned the accuser what would happen to her if she pressed charges, what the ACTUAL fuck Tallahassee police department, WHAT THE FUCK. This despite the fact that– pay attention now– Winston denied the charges completely at first BUT his attorney later claimed on the record that the sex was consensual.
There have been and will be a lot of things written about this case; far, far too little about the victim and her family and far, far too much about "distractions for Winston/his team/his city." JFGI, this is not one of those kinds of articles. No, I am here for a much simpler argument, one which you won't hear much but which should be part and parcel of the education process for any collegiate athlete who gets their own publicist. Or any young man, truly.
Simple facts: Mr. Winston has been a football sensation since his first game, and plays baseball as well. He is a likely Heisman trophy finalist, and his team may play for the BCS Championship. He is one of the most public faces of the entire university. And perhaps this goes without saying, but at 6' 4", 227 lbs, he is an extraordinary physical specimen in a culture that worships athleticism.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but compared to 99.99% of the college aged men in America, as the all star leader of a nationally-relevant college football program, Jameis Winston has a gold-plated license to get laid, Full Stop. Florida State has an enrollment of 41,000+, more than half of whom are female. Given his personal advantages listed above, it is inconceivable to me that Mr. Winston would ever have difficulty finding himself a willing partner, someone who answers his smoove pickup line with an enthusiastic "Yes!" A guy like Jameis Winston SHOULDN'T EVER FIND HIMSELF IN THE POSITION OF HAVING TO DENY ACCUSATIONS OF RAPE.
Actually: No man should find themself in that position, because what kind of shitheel loser rapes someone? But we're a tragically long way from that point as a society, so let's start with this obvious lesson: when you have a gold plated license to get laid, and you wind up being accused of rape, and because of your position in the athletic hierarchy the whole goddamned town including the police force engages in victim-blaming, slut-shaming and derision to keep your jersey clean…
Then Fuck You, Jameis Winston.
Fuck You Specifically.
 Because this IS Florida we are talking about, it must be noted that the African American enrollment at FSU is substantially less, however, the ratios are even better: 2,200 women to 1,200 men.