The Saints Will Likely Miss Jameis Winston In Week One
The New Orleans Saints will open the NFL season by hosting division rivals, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But according to multiple sources, Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston may not be on the field.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter was one of the first to report that the NFL is planning on suspending Winston for the first three games of the 2018 season, because of an incident involving an Uber driver in Arizona in 2016.
Here's some of ESPN's report of the situation in question:
"The female Uber driver -- who has only ever been identified as "Kate" -- did not go public with the allegation that Winston grabbed her crotch during the Uber ride until last fall, when she told BuzzFeed News that she wanted to tell the truth "about a powerful man who felt entitled to my body when all I wanted to do was my job." She did, however, file a formal complaint about Winston to Uber soon after the ride. She ended that complaint by stating, "He is NOT safe for other drivers," according to the BuzzFeed News story. Winston's Uber-riding privileges were revoked, but Winston did not notify the league of the complaint against him."
The NFL has not officially ruled, and there could be some form of appeal, but being that Winston has multiple issues like this in his background, the NFL may not treat an appeal kindly.