TITLE IX

Lawyers Make Out Like Bandits in FSU Rape Settlement

A woman who accused former Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston of an off-campus rape in 2012 received $250,000 in a Title IX settlement on Monday. Erica Kinsman dropped her federal lawsuit in exchange for the total $950,000 settlement, of which her lawyers received the bulk: $700,000. FSU announced the results of the settlement and claimed the payment is the largest ever to a single plaintiff in a Title IX sexual-assault case. Florida State president John Thrasher said the move helped the university avoid “millions of dollars in additional litigation expense.” Winston now plays for the National Football League’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.