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.
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.