At least that's what DeSean Jackson indicated on NFL Total Access on Monday when he said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to stay with Fitzpatrick as their starting quarterback if he's still playing on fire when Jameis Winston returns from suspension.
The woman accusing Winston, identified as "Kate P." in the court documents, is seeking more than $75,000 in damages, per Baker.
The woman said Winston, 24, groped her in the drive-thru of a Mexican restaurant in the Phoenix area in March 2016.
When the allegations became public a year ago, the National Football League embarked on a long investigation and determined the story was "consistent and credible".
With Winston out the first three weeks due to a suspension, Fitzpatrick has led the Bucs to two surprise wins while throwing for four touchdowns and more than 400 yards in each contest.
The NFL announced the suspension after an eight-month investigation concluded the 2013 Heisman Trophy victor, who was in Arizona for a charity event, violated the league's personal conduct policy by "touching the driver in an inappropriate and sexual manner without her consent".
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That would make the penalty on par with crimes such as child pornography and financing terrorism, he said . Attorney-General Christian Porter will introduce the new measures to Parliament tomorrow morning.
Filling in for suspended quarterback Jameis Winston, Fitzpatrick completed 27 of 33 passes for 402 yards and has the suddenly explosive Bucs off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2010.
The lawsuit was announced as Winston approaches his the final game of his suspension.
"I should never have put myself in that situation", he said.
It's not the first time Winston, a Heisman Trophy victor at Florida State, has faced allegations of sexual assault.
Earlier that year, Florida State agreed to pay Kinsman $950,000 as part of a Title IX lawsuit she filed against the university.