“He’s supposed to have somebody around him 24/7.”

After reading this story, it’s certainly easier to understand why Jameis Winston behaves like Jameis Winston.  His dad sounds like a real pip.

Speaking from his home, where four of Winston’s football trophies sit on the floor and photos and framed newspaper clippings cover the walls of the living room, Antonor Winston says he feels comfortable with his son’s blunder. His only advice would be that Jameis Winston should have called the store when he realized he’d forgotten to pay. But he also says he is working with the school on how to manage his son’s notoriety.

“He’s supposed to have somebody around him 24/7,” says Antonor Winston. “He a Heisman Trophy winner so (he’s) definitely not supposed to be by (himself).”

… Antonor Winston says few have experienced what his son is going through — winning the Heisman and a national championship as a freshman…

“It’s just a different standard for (Jameis) and Johnny (Manziel),” says Antonor Winston.

True ‘dat, Mr. Winston.  Ask yourself if your son would have dodged the four bullets the way he has if he weren’t a gifted athlete.

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9 responses to ““He’s supposed to have somebody around him 24/7.”

  1. TennesseeDawg

    I blame Publix for not locking up their tasty crab legs. Classic case of entrapment.

  2. Lrgk9

    Jameis would fit right in the Russian novel to which you alude.

  3. Doggoned

    Who the hell, exactly, is supposed to “be around him 24/7″? FSU is supposed to hire bodyguards for a stupid sophomore?

    • Joe Schmoe

      Exactly. What an embarrassing thing for a parent to say. God for bid his parents help direct him on how to respond to his fame.

  4. DWH

    This guy’s mentality is unfortunately all too common in society nowadays: always someone else’s fault and no accountability for one’s actions.

    • DawgPhan

      I love that some knucklehead screws up and you take it as an indictment of all of society. Because college kids would never steal anything from a grocery store in the good ole days.

      • CannonDawg

        “always someone else’s fault and no accountability for one’s actions.”

        Not all of society, of course not. But plenty of self-absorbed athletes and what seems to be the whole crowd at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

  5. TEXAS DAWG

    So it is the university’s responsibility to make sure he doesn’t “forget” to pay for things before he leaves the store? Yeah I can see that. Iit happens to me all the time. I just can’t seem to remember to go through that check out line.