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.