Jameis Winston To Stay At Florida State Through 2015 Season
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Jameis Winston To Stay At Florida State Through 2015 Season

Florida State fans have plenty of reason to be excited about the 2014 season. This week they received news that also will make them look forward to the 2015 season.

Heisman winning QB Jameis Winston will be a Seminole through the 2015 season, according to his father.

“We want Jameis to succeed with one more year in baseball and two more years in football,” he said. “We’ve never strayed from our plan that he is going to be in college until he gets that degree,” Antonor Winston told AL.com.

Mock drafts and experts already place Winston at the head of the NFL draft class for 2015, but the NFL will have to wait. It appears that all parties associated with Winston seem to be on-board with the plan to stay through December 2015 graduation. Winston will also continue to play baseball. MLB scouts and analysts have pegged Winston as an early selection in the MLB draft.

Winston is not lacking for options. His athleticism, on the field leadership, and winning track record make him a hot commodity and principle target of opposing teams.

On the field prowess will only be half the story with Winston. The scandals, immature off-field behavior, and every misstep he takes will make up the rest. Call it what you will, but it’s the facts of life for Heisman trophy winners. Scrutiny comes with winning the prize. Ask cam Newton and Johnny Manziel. The spotlight has a way of intensifying.

However, this idea seems lost on Winston’s father. In may, Antonor told USAToday that Florida State failed his son by not understanding the kind of pressure and scrutiny the Heisman brings.

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

Winston and the Seminole faithful have two more seasons on the gridiron to get used to it.


In case you missed it…Read the New York Times’ in-depth piece on the sexual assault case that started all the trouble for Jameis Winston.
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