Winston booted one by mentioning baseball

by Gary Shelton on February 24, 2015 · 6 comments

in College Sports in Florida, Florida State University, general, Tampa Bay Bucs

There for a minute, Jameis Winston had it all back.

His reputation was restored. His image was renewed. His skills were rebooted. It was as if all the controversies at FSU, one by one, were disappearing and all that remained was unbridled potential. What college kid doesn't shout out a rap lyric? Who hasn't played grocery store bandit? Who hasn't played with BB guns?

And then Winston wobbled again.

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Paul Schulz March 2, 2015 at 6:47 am

I just got around to reading this article, and having watched quite a bit or the combine
interview with Winston, I saw, and heard him say that he was totally committed to concentrate on his football career, and but baseball behind him.
Why can’t his contract include that he will not play baseball, and hold him to his word?

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Gary Shelton March 2, 2015 at 6:59 am

It would, but you have to get him to sign it.

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Allan Yeates February 24, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Winston’s already got too much baggage. There’s just no room for a glove!!

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Gary Shelton February 24, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Well done!

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Cecil DeBald February 24, 2015 at 7:38 am

This is more worrisome to me than his immature activities at FSU (not including the alleged rape), because when the going gets tough, and it will, he could opt to bail and play ball. Seems to me there should be a way to prohibit him from playing organized ball for the term of the contract, even if he quits football – but even if there is, do we really want to have a “franchise” QB that requires a clause like that – is that the level of trust we have in his word? And if we trust his word, what if he walks?

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Rick Martin February 24, 2015 at 6:33 am

I’d be interested to hear what the baseball experts have to say about Winston’s pitching/baseball skills. This does change things if he’s serious about an MLB career as well.

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