Florida State shirt depicts Jameis Winston as Jesus (Photo)

Sep 14, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) prepares to take the snap during the second half of the game against the Nevada Wolf Pack at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State’s young quarterback Jameis Winston has burst onto the college football landscape this season. In two games he has completed 40 out of 45 passes (yeah, I know it’s ridiculous) for 570 yards and 6 touchdowns and just 1 interception. He has also ran for two touchdowns.

And it wouldn’t be college football if someone wasn’t trying to capitalize of the likeness of a unpaid student-athlete.

From TMZ:

Shades of Tim Tebow on the campus of Florida State – where someone is making major coin off t-shirts depicting FSU QB Jameis Winston as Jesus Christ, and the university is trying to shut it down … TMZ has learned.

The fan, who wants to remain anonymous, tells us he sold 100 of his “Chosen One” shirts for $20 a pop last weekend. $2,000 ain’t too shabby for a few hours work.

But a high-ranking source inside FSU’s Athletic Department tells us they’ve fired off a cease and desist letter to the fan … out of concern sale of the shirts could get Winston and FSU in trouble.

The other issue, according to our source, is a lot of people on the Tallahassee campus just think the shirts are sacrilegious.

Personally I think the shirt is pretty classless and in poor taste. On a fashion level, and my sisters would tell you that I have no fashion sense, it seems like a really crappy shirt with a really bad graphic work, I’m kind of surprised that he sold 20.

[h/t] TMZ

Topics: Florida State Seminoles, Jameis Winston

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  • Randy Davenport

    This is offensive to Christians. It is against NCAA rules. It is cheap and tacky.

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