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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston passed under pressure from Oklahoma State linebacker Josh Furman during an Aug. 30 game in Arlington

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. >> Attorneys for the woman who said Jameis Winston sexually assaulted her and an adviser for the Florida State quarterback’s family confirm there were discussions about a potential settlement deal last year.

They strongly disagree, however, on who initiated the talks.

Attorney David Cornwell said in a Sept. 23 letter to Florida State that the woman’s former lawyer Patricia Carroll demanded $7 million to settle her claim against Winston, the university and the Tallahassee Police Department.

Baine Kerr, one of the lawyers for the woman, said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press that Cornwell sought the settlement. Kerr said it’s “our understanding that (a) settlement was discussed, no authorized demands were made of Mr. Winston.”

TMZ first reported the letter being sent to Florida State.

Neither Cornwell nor Florida State immediately responded to requests for comment.

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