Florida State QB Jameis Winston will not be charged in sexual assault investigation, State Attorney Willie Meggs announced Thursday.

The announcement followed his investigation into an incident at an off-campus apartment on Dec. 7, 2012.

A woman initially told police that she was sexually assaulted by an unknown assailant — then identified Winston about five weeks later as the man who attacked her. At the time, he was a highly-regarded redshirt player for the Seminoles, but had not appeared in a game.

But Tallahassee police shelved the case in February, contending that the woman did not want to cooperate with investigators — an assertion that her attorney later disputed.

Then in November — with Winston having led Florida State to No. 2 in the polls and enjoying front-runner status in the Heisman Trophy discussion — the case took on a new urgency after multiple news agencies requested the police report. Tallahassee 

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