Quarterback Jameis Winston enjoyed a prolific two-year career at Florida State as he led the Seminoles to a national championship while winning the Heisman Trophy and logging a 27-1 record.
However, his college career was marred by rape allegations. While he has been able to avoid trouble aside from a one-game suspension for an unrelated incident, Winston’s attorney claims that his client is not ready to handle the off-the-field aspect of the NFL.
“He’s ready to be an NFL player on the field, but he’s not ready to be an NFL player off the field,” Winston’s attorney David Cornwell told ESPN.
Winston has also been in trouble for shoplifting crab legs, and the incident that caused him to get suspended involved him standing up on a table in a cafeteria and shouting a vulgar phrase.
The quarterback will likely have a tough time handling the NFL media as he makes this life-changing transition.
As Cornwell said, the talent is there for him to be ready for the NFL on the field though. It remains to be seen how these comments will affect the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ decision.