In case you haven’t heard, Florida State’s Jameis Winston will be suspended for the first two quarters this Saturday when twenty-second ranked Clemson makes their way to Tallahassee to take on the first ranked Seminoles.
Why is he being suspended, you might ask?
For screaming an obscene statement (that I will not post on here, but was highly offensive to women) on campus in a large crowd.
To let you know, I am someone who doesn’t normally trash Florida’s rivals 24/7, but this is just absurd and I’m not going to hold my tongue about Jameis Winston anymore, because this situation has now officially become embarrassing.
I like to be level-headed as much as possible when it comes to football, or any sport that the Gators are involved in because I absolutely LOVE knowledgable conversations with opposing fans. Sure, I have encounters with complete morons that are homers, but there are a good group of fans from each team that make talking football fun and enjoyable for me. I commend the logical fans from all of our rival schools. This is my opinion.
Jameis Winston is a complete moron when it comes to making off field decisions.
I mean, come on man. You just got off the hook with alleged rape charges. Granted, they didn’t have the proper evidence for trial, but still, someone who just escaped such allegations should not be screaming something highly offensive to the opposite gender.
Even worse, this is just the latest silly act by FSU’s Heisman winning QB. Let’s take a look at Famous Jameis’ track record of stupidity:
- Jameis Winston and teammate Chris Casher were detained by Florida State University police for both carrying a long barreled handgun on a bike trail on campus. Both Winston and Casher were investigated for $4,200 worth of damages to their apartment complex that they were living at the time because of a BB gun fight that broke out between the two.
- Jameis Winston was accused of rape. According to Winston, the sex between him and the alleged victim was consensual and he was let off of the hook. No one will ever know the truth behind this.
- Jameis Winston stole $32.72 worth crab legs from Publix.
- Jameis Winston was accused of stealing soda from a local Burger King.
- Jameis Winston was suspended by Florida State Head Football Coach, Jimbo Fisher for one half against the Clemson Tigers for screaming a very obscene statement in public on Florida State’s campus.
To everyone who is saying that Jameis Winston is a 20 year old college kid: that doesn’t change the fact that his behavior is completely unacceptable. I get that people make mistakes, but how many mulligans is someone allowed to have when they have constantly made their university look terrible? Suspending Jameis Winston for one half against Clemson is a joke and Jameis won’t learn anything from sitting out for two quarters of a game that they’re favored to win by 19 points.
People have asked me “Well, what if you were suspended you from UF for saying some of the things you put on Facebook or Twitter?”
There are other people out there that have posted way worse things than I have even thought of. I’m not going to lie, I would be very upset if I were suspended for saying whatever I wanted to on social media, but that will never happen. The situation is different. The fact of the matter is I am not a starting quarterback for the number one team in the country. I am not someone who gets a full ride scholarship to go to school. But despite having far less responsibility to be Mr. Goody Two Shoes than Jameis, I’d never be caught dead doing what Winston did.
Or take this site’s editor, Neil, for example. He plays college tennis, and thus has some obligation to represent his school with dignity. He makes lots of people laugh with his jokes, and there’s nothing wrong with that despite a small percentage of people frowning at them. He’s 20, same as Jameis. He’s supposed to have fun, be himself and enjoy himself. And yet if I know him at all, he’d never be caught dead saying something that obscene on a public platform, either.
Winston gets a full ride scholarship to play Division 1 football for (this makes me want to vomit for saying this) “one of the best football programs in the country.” You are a STUDENT ATHLETE. You are suppose to show up to class, play football, and graduate with your degree, or if you are good enough, go to the NFL if you are given the option. That is what you are suppose to do.
Sure, college is about enjoying your social life by meeting new people, going out, or doing whatever you prefer to do with your spare time. College is suppose to be fun. I’ll tell you what college isn’t about, and that is making a complete fool of yourself when you are obviously one of the biggest names in one of the biggest sports in football. When you are the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, ACC Champion, and NCAA Champion, you are going to have a very, VERY bright spotlight on you when it comes to being off and on the field. People notice everything that you say and do.
Here is the mission statement straight from the Heisman Trust Fund:
“The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. The Heisman Trophy Trust ensures the continuation and integrity of this award. The Trust, furthermore, has a charitable mission to support amateur athletics and to provide greater opportunities to the youth of our country. Our goal through these charitable endeavors is for the Heisman Trophy to symbolize the fostering of a sense of community responsibility and service to our youth, especially those disadvantaged or afflicted. All assets of the Trust beyond the expense of maintaining the annual presentation of the Heisman Memorial Trophy are reserved for such charitable causes. The Trustees, who all serve pro bono, are guided by a devotion to college football and are committed to community service and the valued tradition which the Trophy represents.” – Heisman.com
From what Jameis Winston has done or been accused of, do you think he really portrays the traits of a true Heisman winner?
It’s not all about having integrity on the field. It’s about having integrity off the field as well, and in my mind, there is no doubt that he is screwing his legacy for being careless and selfish.
I would want that player to be suspended if he was a Gator. I don’t care if it’s my star player or not. People might say, “Well that’s easy for you to say because that isn’t your team,” but in all honesty, I have high standards and I want blue collared players that are going to keep their mouth shut, do well in the class room, and give everything they have on the football field, not make my university look bad, or look like a joke.
All in all, whether he wants to or not, Jameis Winston needs to hold himself accountable for all of the things that he has done. He needs to hold himself to a higher standard because he is a a holder of one of the most important individual accolades in college football history. Jameis Winston is slowly but surely tarnishing his Heisman legacy.
FSU fans should be embarrassed from what has taken place.