Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher explained that he does not intend to punish Jameis Winston because he has already punished by the baseball team.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston made headlines throughout the college football season on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy and leading the Seminoles to a BCS national championship.
He has made headlines for the wrong reasons in the offseason though, including a crab leg stealing incident which led to a suspension from the baseball team. Winston was also involved in a benches-clearing brawl in a baseball game.
Despite his troubled offseason, Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher does not intend to punish him further. “People need to realize, when you suspend him in baseball, you understand how important baseball is to him? That cut his heart out. If it was done maliciously, we may have done other things. It was a silly mistake and not done with any malicious doing, and you don’t punish a guy twice for the same crime,” Fisher said to ESPN.
However, Fisher had previously supported the baseball team’s decision to suspend Winston.
The sophomore quarterback threw for 40 touchdowns against 10 interceptions with four rushing touchdowns. With Winston returning, Florida State is primed to make another run at a national title assuming the two-sport athlete does not provide any more distractions.