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Lawyers in Jameis Winston case confirm settlement discussed; his adviser: $7 million demanded

  • FILE - In this July 20, 2014, file photo, Florida State's Jameis Winston answers a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C. Attorneys for the woman who said Jameis Winston sexually assaulted her and an adviser for the Florida State quarterback’s family confirm there were discussions about a potential settlement deal last year. They strongly disagree, however, on who initiated the talks. Attorney David Cornwell said in a Sept. 23 letter to Florida State that the woman’s former lawyer Patricia Carroll demanded $7 million to settle her claim against Winston, the university and the Tallahassee Police Department. Baine Kerr, one of the lawyers for the woman, said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press that Cornwell sought the settlement. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

    FILE - In this July 20, 2014, file photo, Florida State's Jameis Winston answers a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C. Attorneys for the woman who said Jameis Winston sexually assaulted her and an adviser for the Florida State quarterback’s family confirm there were discussions about a potential settlement deal last year. They strongly disagree, however, on who initiated the talks. Attorney David Cornwell said in a Sept. 23 letter to Florida State that the woman’s former lawyer Patricia Carroll demanded $7 million to settle her claim against Winston, the university and the Tallahassee Police Department. Baine Kerr, one of the lawyers for the woman, said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press that Cornwell sought the settlement. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2014, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) has a towel on his head as he waits for a team photo during NCAA college football media day in Tallahassee, Fla. Attorneys for the woman who said Jameis Winston sexually assaulted her and an adviser for the Florida State quarterback’s family confirm there were discussions about a potential settlement deal last year. They strongly disagree, however, on who initiated the talks. Attorney David Cornwell said in a Sept. 23 letter to Florida State that the woman’s former lawyer Patricia Carroll demanded $7 million to settle her claim against Winston, the university and the Tallahassee Police Department. Baine Kerr, one of the lawyers for the woman, said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press that Cornwell sought the settlement. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2014, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) has a towel on his head as he waits for a team photo during NCAA college football media day in Tallahassee, Fla. Attorneys for the woman who said Jameis Winston sexually assaulted her and an adviser for the Florida State quarterback’s family confirm there were discussions about a potential settlement deal last year. They strongly disagree, however, on who initiated the talks. Attorney David Cornwell said in a Sept. 23 letter to Florida State that the woman’s former lawyer Patricia Carroll demanded $7 million to settle her claim against Winston, the university and the Tallahassee Police Department. Baine Kerr, one of the lawyers for the woman, said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press that Cornwell sought the settlement. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2014, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston warms up before the National Championship college football game against Auburn in Pasadena, Calif. Attorneys for the woman who said Jameis Winston sexually assaulted her and an adviser for the Florida State quarterback’s family confirm there were discussions about a potential settlement deal last year. They strongly disagree, however, on who initiated the talks. Attorney David Cornwell said in a Sept. 23 letter to Florida State that the woman’s former lawyer Patricia Carroll demanded $7 million to settle her claim against Winston, the university and the Tallahassee Police Department. Baine Kerr, one of the lawyers for the woman, said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press that Cornwell sought the settlement. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2014, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston warms up before the National Championship college football game against Auburn in Pasadena, Calif. Attorneys for the woman who said Jameis Winston sexually assaulted her and an adviser for the Florida State quarterback’s family confirm there were discussions about a potential settlement deal last year. They strongly disagree, however, on who initiated the talks. Attorney David Cornwell said in a Sept. 23 letter to Florida State that the woman’s former lawyer Patricia Carroll demanded $7 million to settle her claim against Winston, the university and the Tallahassee Police Department. Baine Kerr, one of the lawyers for the woman, said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press that Cornwell sought the settlement. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)  (The Associated Press)

Attorneys for the woman who said Jameis Winston sexually assaulted her and an adviser for the Florida State quarterback's family confirm there were discussions about a potential settlement deal last year.

They strongly disagree, however, on who initiated the talks.

Attorney David Cornwell said in a Sept. 23 letter to Florida State that the woman's former lawyer Patricia Carroll demanded $7 million to settle her claim against Winston, the university and the Tallahassee Police Department.

Baine Kerr, one of the lawyers for the woman, said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press that Cornwell sought the settlement. Kerr said it's "our understanding that (a) settlement was discussed, no authorized demands were made of Mr. Winston."

TMZ first reported the letter being sent to Florida State.

Neither Cornwell nor Florida State immediately responded to requests for comment.