Jameis Winston’s bridge too far

Now comes word that the reigning Heisman Trophy winner is suspended for the entirety of the Clemson game.

Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner for the top-ranked Seminoles, originally had been suspended for just the first half against the visiting Tigers after a profane and sexually explicit outburst in the student union on campus earlier this week.

But Florida State decided to extend his suspension to the entire game because Winston was not entirely truthful or forthcoming regarding Tuesday’s incident, a source told ESPN.

“Based upon the results of our continuing investigation of Tuesday’s incident involving Jameis Winston, we have decided to not play him for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday night,” interim Florida State president Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox said in a joint statement Friday night.

There’s no question that Winston’s got some serious maturity issues, but, honestly, after the school has repeatedly enabled his earlier bad behavior, why should there be any shock on officials’ behalf that he wasn’t entirely forthcoming about what he did?  It’s worked before.

Note also the absence of Jimbo Fisher’s name from the joint statement.  That’s probably not a good thing for the football program.  Add in the inevitable rumor mongering, and it’s hard to think Gus Malzahn isn’t already making preparations.

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18 responses to “Jameis Winston’s bridge too far

  1. TennesseeDawg

    FSU statement translated: “We were surprised at the national attention that our weak attempt at so called ‘discipline’ received. In light of the media attention surrounding the NFL, and the fact that our back-up QB has looked pretty good in practice, we are suspending Winston for the game. Hopefully everyone will shut up now as we attempt to win another national championship.”

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    For comparison’s sake, remember that Zach Mettenberger was not dismissed because he groped a girl. He was dismissed because he lied about it.

    So, let’s see: lying about minor misconduct, to the coaches at Georgia, gets you kicked off the team, and at FSU it gets you an extra half suspension.

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  3. TXBaller

    F$U has never (ever) been about integrity…so why is anything that doesn’t occur in Tallahassee relative to discipline surprising? It’s not just about Winston, it’s the state of the entire program – always has been.

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  4. Not to play him for the entire game against Clemson? The horror, the horror…why is Jameis always the victim. Of course if Dabo blows this one, he may have to perform the Kevin Steele maneuver on Bert Venables

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  5. Scorpio Jones, III

    Between Manziel’s antics and Winston’s continuing escapades, seems lak hit might be time for the Hype Man committee to re-think some of its voting guidelines.

    Course they do have some history of promoting folks with bum tendencies.

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  6. Russ

    Slimy all around. The only thing that changed was public perception and big donor money.

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  7. Mayor

    What does it say about FSU that Jameis Winston rapes a girl and nobody gives a shit, he steals stuff and nobody gives a shit, but he says something dirty and everybody in the whole gets their panties in a wad. Priorities…….

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  8. Gene Simmons

    There are two kinds of foolish:
    1-Occaisonally foolish 2-Habitually foolish.
    Winston is a habitual fool. Always will be. I am surprised that FSU is surprised that he lied. When has he done anything but?
    The difference is that, now someone at FSU grew a set and suspended him. LONG OVERDUE but it will have ZERO EFFECT upon him.

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