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NFL Quarterback Reaches Settlement In Alleged Uber Assault

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has settled a lawsuit over his alleged assault of an Uber driver.

The Tampa Bay Times reported the following:

In a joint notice of settlement filed in federal court Monday, the driver’s attorney, John Clune, wrote that his client “reached an agreement” with Winston to resolve her claim. The filing in the U.S. District Court for Arizona said the sides will need about 10 days to finalize the settlement.

Its terms were not specified.

Winston, who has struggled mightily this season, served a suspension over the alleged incident and was hit with the lawsuit in September of this year. He allegedly groped a female Uber driver while in Arizona in March 2016. (RELATED: Jameis Winston Might Never Start For The Buccaneers Again. Here’s Why)

 

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This is just another dark spot on Winston’s record. He served a suspension to start the season over the incident, and he has been pretty much awful ever since coming back. It’s been a disaster on every level.

As I have said before, his time with the Bucs might be rapidly nearing an end. Why would they want to keep him? He’s not playing well, he’s caused distractions off of the field and it’s just probably not worth it at this point.

 

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If I were in the Bucs leadership, I would ship him out at the end of the year. His talent no longer outweighs his distractions and problems.

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