FSU settling lawsuit with woman who accused Winston of rape

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State University says it's settling a lawsuit with a woman who said she was raped by former star quarterback Jameis Winston.

FSU President John Thrasher announced terms Monday. Thrasher says FSU will pay Erica Kinsman $250,000 and her attorneys $700,000.

Thrasher says the university is settling to avoid spending millions on the lawsuit.

Kinsman says the university failed to respond to allegations that Winston sexually assaulted Kinsman. She has a separate lawsuit pending against Winston.

Winston, now starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, denied Kinsman's allegation. FSU cleared him of wrongdoing.

A prosecutor didn't press criminal charges, saying there were gaps in Kinsman's story and insufficient evidence for a conviction.

The Associated Press doesn't routinely identify people who say they're sexual assault victims. However, Kinsman told her story publicly in a documentary and filed lawsuits.

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FSU settling lawsuit with woman who accused Winston of rape
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) reacts as he leaves the field following the team's 23-19 win over the Atlanta Falcons during an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)
Florida State pitcher Jameis Winston (44) throws in the seventh inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game against Indiana on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla. Indiana won 11-6, and advances to the College World Series. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
Florida State's Jameis Winston reacts in the ninth inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game against Indiana on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla. Indiana won 11-6, and advances to the College World Series. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) throws during an afternoon practice at their indoor training facility following NCAA college football media day on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) throws as he warms up before the NCAA football game against Pittsburgh, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2013, file photo, Florida State's Jameis Winston looks around during warms ups prior to an NCAA college football game against Maryland in Tallahassee, Fla. Winston envisioned winning the Heisman Trophy before signing with the top-ranked Seminoles. He is one of six finalists for the award and will find out Saturday if his dream comes true. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) reacts to fans as he leaves Doak Campbell stadium after an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State won 49-17. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
Florida State's Jameis Winston, left, celebrates with Bryan Stork, right, after the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship NCAA football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Florida State defeated Duke 45-7. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, right, answers questions during a media availability prior to the College Football Awards show in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston kisses the Heisman Trophy while posing for photographers after winning the trophy, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in New York. Winston becomes the 79th winner of the trophy and is the third player out of Florida State to win the award. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston warms up before the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game against Auburn Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Florida State's Jameis Winston holds a rose in his mouth after the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game against Auburn Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. Florida State won 34-31. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Florida State relief pitcher Jameis Winston (44) throws in the ninth inning of an NCAA college baseball game against Miami on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State won 13-6. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
FILE - In this April 1, 2014, file photo, Florida State quarterback and 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston autographs a program from the BCS National Championship for Michelle Reilly in the Capitol Courtyard in Tallahassee, Fla. A year after Johnny Manziel was suspended after an investigation by Texas A&M and the NCAA into whether he was paid to sign memorabilia, Georgiaâs Todd Gurley is reportedly being investigated for the same thing. And the quantity of signed memorabilia from Jameis Winston available and authenticated by the same company linked to Gurleyâs case has led to Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher fielding questions about whether his Heisman winner has done anything wrong. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
Videographer in tow, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) searches for teammates to interview during their NCAA college football media day on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
Florida State's quarterback Jameis Winston warms up prior to an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston arrives for an NCAA football game against Miami, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2014, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) waves after Florida State won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Georgia Tech in Charlotte, N.C. Winston says football is his "sanctuary" from his off-the-field troubles, and the Florida State quarterback is hoping he can stay there for two more games. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston looks to throw during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal against Oregon in Pasadena, Calif. Jameis Winston met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, hoping to make a good impression on the team considering taking the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback with the first pick in the NFL draft. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston looks across the field at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, selected as the No.1 overall pick in the NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, smiles during a news conference Friday, May 1, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) watches a game replay during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Miami Dolphins, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 13: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws during the first half of the game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
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