The attorney representing the accuser in the Jameis Winston sexual battery case asked the state attorney general to conduct an independent investigation after criticizing the investigation performed by the Tallahassee Police Department and the state attorney.
Patricia Carroll made her comments at a news conference Friday in Zephyrhills, Fla., in response to the state attorney's decision last week to close the case against the Florida State quarterback with no charges filed.
Carroll said she had issues with the investigation, including the blood work and urine sample as well as discrepancies with phone records.
She also claimed there were important differences between documents released to the media and original documents held by the family. One of the differences, she said, was the deletion in the publicly released statement of references to injuries to the alleged victim and a prescription for pain medication.
"Do I believe this failure of an investigation was related to the fact he was on the football team? I do," Carroll said.
--- Quarterback Everett Golson was readmitted to Notre Dame, and that means he will be available to practice with the football team after its upcoming bowl game.
Golson was Notre Dame's starting quarterback last year, when the Irish went unbeaten through the regular season before losing to Alabama in the national championship game.
He became academically ineligible last spring and reapplied for admission to Notre Dame in mid-November.
--- Louisville junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater reportedly is considering returning to college next season even though he might be the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Former NFL scout John Middlekauff tweeted, "Multiple sources tell me Teddy Bridgewater has contemplated returning to school. No decision has been made at this point"
Gil Brandt, a former Dallas Cowboys director of personnel and a current NFL.com analyst, responded to that tweet by tweeting, "Told same 2 days ago by someone I trust. Would be shocked"