to draft or not to draft: vetting nfl prospects linked to sexual assault

Jameis Winston could be the highest-drafted player in NFL history to be publicly accused of rape; what does it mean?

April 14, 2015

by Timothy Bella

At the 1996 NFL Draft Combine, Christian Peter walked into a private room, where top officials from the New England Patriots were waiting. It was time to talk about his rap sheet.

“The first question that was asked was, ‘You got yourself into a lot of problems at Nebraska. Do you want to tell us about it?’” Peter recalled. “I said, ‘Absolutely.’”

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