September 20, 2014 10:45 pm -

Jameis Winston, Florida State’s star quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, has been suspended for Saturday night’s game against Clemson University.  This isn’t the first time trouble has crossed Winston’s path and, if history is any indicator, it won’t be the last.

Winston sidelined over vulgar comment

Winston sidelined over vulgar comment

[su_r_sky_ad]The misogynist conduct of several stars of the NFL have thrust the issues of domestic violence and misconduct into the spotlight lately, so the Seminoles had no choice but to suspend Winston after he made vulgar and lascivious taunts at a female student.  Initially, the suspension was for the first half of the game, but they have decided it would be more of a statement if he were benched for the entire  nationally televised contest. Seems Florida State University has finally realized their 2-quarter suspension was a JOKE — and now FSU has decided to pull Jameis Winston from the ENTIRE GAME this weekend as punishment for his “F**k her right in the p**sy” outburst this week.

Winston not only is an accomplished star of the gridiron, he also has a career as a pitcher in baseball.  Unfortunately, the storybook career(s) of Winston have been tainted by misconduct off the field(s).  He was caught shoplifting crab legs from a Tallahassee grocery store in the spring of 2014 which led to his suspension from the baseball team.  Incidentally, Jameis has had more serious troubles than shoplifting.   This latest misogynist faux pas was preceded by a very damaging accusation of rape, stemming from an incident on December 7, 2012.

Because Winston is such a valuable part of a football team,  in a conference where football is practically a religion, the accusations of sexual misconduct were not taken as seriously as they should have been.  The New York Times explained:

The police did not follow the obvious leads that would have quickly identified the suspect as well as witnesses, one of whom videotaped part of the sexual encounter. After the accuser identified Mr. Winston as her assailant, the police did not even attempt to interview him for nearly two weeks and never obtained his DNA. The Times’s examination — based on police and university records, as well as interviews with people close to the case, including lawyers and sexual assault experts — found that, in the Winston case, Florida State did little to determine what had happened.

Long story short, he got away with it.  Many people have the suspicion that Florida State helped cover up the incident in order to win the coveted championship.  Winston not only won the Heisman, but won the national championship, so why should he change his behavior towards women?  In light of the exposure of the NFL’s domestic violence, maybe the tide has turned and this sort of appalling conduct will no longer be swept under the rug.  For the sake of the women involved as well as the loyal fans of the game, we hope this will be the case.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

13 responses to Florida State Has An NFL-Sized Quarterback Problem

  1. tiredoftea September 20th, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Perhaps, if FSU was capable of educating him, he wouldn’t be quite so ignorant.

    • Carla Akins September 21st, 2014 at 6:49 am

      I’m afraid that shipped may have already sailed. He is a uniquely gifted young athlete. Now, at the ripe old age of 20 he has spent more than half his life being indulged, coddled and never held accountable for his misdeeds.
      College’s take that level of indulgence to whole new level. It appears he showed up on the field yesterday in full gear, his Coach sent him back to the locker room to change but his defiance is clear. This young man is coming off the rails, and it appears no one is going to stop him.

    • DaddyO_969 September 22nd, 2014 at 9:44 am

      Oh, they’re capable. They choose to glorify the neo-fascist, crypto-metaphor for nuclear war…

  2. M D Reese September 21st, 2014 at 12:23 am

    The NFL sets the example for its players by the way they treat their cheerleaders. This is just one story of many:

  3. rg9rts September 21st, 2014 at 7:24 am

    This is the sense of entitlement that is given to jocks that goes back to high school

    • Gindy51 September 21st, 2014 at 8:06 am

      Even further back if you count little league and grade schools in the “football is god” territories.

  4. mmaynard119 September 21st, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Let’s not confuse Florida State with an institute of higher learning.

  5. inyrwoods September 21st, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I propise new skogan for fsu alumni who do not support jameis winston, “Dump him right on his ass!”

  6. inyrwoods September 21st, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    And why is everyone is forgetting about the 2nd woman who reported having had such a disturbing sexual encounter w jameis winston she had to get counseling? I see “serial” mugshots in his future rather than a cereal box picture. Bobby bowden has been quoted as saying he would counsel JW to act in a way his mother and father would approve. Well, bobby, maybe JW already is! Nuff already, lets dump him right on his ass!

  7. Herb Sarge Phelps September 21st, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I watched the game and was upset the ABC announcers chose to say “their (FSU) sidelined leader” instead of their star player suspended for behavior. It was bad that FSU let the player be on the sidelines and even dressed in pads and went through pre-game workouts as if he was going to be playing. He was able to talk with players and coaches during the game and even went out on the field at times as if he was not being punished. He should have been not allowed in the locker room, and if he wanted to attend the game, buy a ticket and sit in the stands.
    FSU sent this young man a message that they would cover his bad actions if he could lead the team to victory, and ABC was a great messenger for his message of if you are good enough at a high profile game, you can break laws and be covered. All game long the camera kept going back to him as if he was the injured player and not a suspended player.
    It speaks volumes that the NCAA is no different than the NFL, and money over students is the way of life. It is a sad commentary of how sports have become misplaced in our world.

  8. fancypants September 21st, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    FSU has been a joke since bobby bower was head coach
    I cant say any team is legit in the SEC either, the most corrupt division in college football by far.

  9. searambler September 21st, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Of course all is forgiven. He does football good.

  10. crc3 September 22nd, 2014 at 12:45 am

    FSU allowed him to be on the sideline for the Clemson game which is also outrageous. His butt should have been in the school library studying for his upcoming underwater basket weaving test…