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Florida State defends its handling of sexual assault case involving quarterback Jameis Winston

  • FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) runs off the field following their NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State in Arlington, Texas. Florida State University released a document Friday morning, Oct. 10, 2014,  defending itself in the handling of the sexual assault investigation of quarterback Jameis Winston, detailing its own timeline of events. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) runs off the field following their NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State in Arlington, Texas. Florida State University released a document Friday morning, Oct. 10, 2014, defending itself in the handling of the sexual assault investigation of quarterback Jameis Winston, detailing its own timeline of events. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Florida State's quarterback Jameis Winston warms up prior to an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C. Florida State University released a document Friday morning, Oct. 10, 2014,  defending itself in the handling of the sexual assault investigation of quarterback Jameis Winston, detailing its own timeline of events.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Florida State's quarterback Jameis Winston warms up prior to an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C. Florida State University released a document Friday morning, Oct. 10, 2014, defending itself in the handling of the sexual assault investigation of quarterback Jameis Winston, detailing its own timeline of events. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • 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. Florida State University released a document Friday morning, Oct. 10, 2014,  defending itself in the handling of the sexual assault investigation of quarterback Jameis Winston, detailing its own timeline of events.  (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. Florida State University released a document Friday morning, Oct. 10, 2014, defending itself in the handling of the sexual assault investigation of quarterback Jameis Winston, detailing its own timeline of events. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)  (The Associated Press)

Florida State University has released its own timeline of events in the sexual assault investigation of quarterback Jameis Winston.

The university defended itself Friday morning against what it called "misinformation in the media" by detailing the series of events since the incident in December 2012. The university did not name Winston, but referred to allegations against "a prominent athlete."

Florida State said the only people aware of the incident were police and the Victims Advocate Program before Jan. 2013. The decision not to seek charges was made after Winston's lawyer said the Tallahassee Police Department was "no longer pursuing the case" and Winston and his roommates said the sex was consensual.

The release states the woman was not made available for an interview with the school until Aug. 6, 2014.