Jameis Winston's Lawyer Names Accuser in Tweet

Jameis Winston's Lawyer Names Accuser in Tweet

Jameis Winston’s lawyer named his accuser in a November 4 tweet. The social-media posting remains on David Cornwell’s account despite public outcry.

The tweet juxtaposed the quick approach of the November 17 school disciplinary hearing faced by the Seminoles quarterback to examine what he calls “1,000 documents” with the time afforded to the accuser to make her case. The hearing comes nearly a year after state authorities declined to criminally prosecute the case. The woman named by Cornwell alleges that the Heisman Trophy-winner raped her nearly two years ago.

The controversial tweet elicited a “Worst Person in the Sports World” tag by ESPN’s Keith Olbermann. The late-night host dubbed Cornwell an “ambulance chaser” and a “disgraceful man” who should be “disbarred.”

Many Twittericans agree: 


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