Jameis Winston is under NFL investigation for allegedly groping a female Uber driver in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2016, according to buzzfeed.com, which obtained a letter sent by NFL investigator Lisa Friel to the alleged victim on Thursday.
"The League has been informed that you may have been the victim of such a violation perpetrated by Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Jameis Winston," the letter, first obtained by buzzfeed, reads.
"The league takes allegations of this nature very seriously and has opened an investigation into this matter.”
The Uber driver, named Kate, told Buzzfeed that Winston placed his hand on her crotch while sitting in the front passenger seat of her vehicle on March 13, 2016. "I started driving, and right away, Jameis behaved poorly,” Kate told buzzfeed, adding that he was directing homophobic slurs at pedestrians.
After pulling into a drive-thru restaurant at Winston's request, Kate said "he reached over and he just grabbed my crotch" for three-to-five seconds prior her responding, "What's up with that?" and Winston allegedly removing his hand.
"I wasn't just creeped out. I was frozen," she told buzzfeed, adding that the alleged abuser was "physically imposing."