Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston has had a stressful week by all means. It culminated with the state attorney saying he wouldn’t be charged for an incident that occurred in December of 2012. While Seminoles fans might have been feeling the stress of the week and the impending news, head coach Jimbo Fisher says Winston never flinched.
“He’s been the same guy, and like I said, he believed in the process, and he believed in himself, and he’s been the same guy,” Fisher said, via ESPN.
“It’s been a remarkable maturity level presented by him to be able to compartmentalize and handle things he can control, and not that anything was (taken) lightly or he didn’t take it seriously, but like I say, in our life everybody has issues or something going on in your life, and the ones that can compartmentalize and function and handle them when they have to handle them are the ones that are very successful, and he’s very mature like that,” Fisher said.
“He took everything extremely seriously, but he also understood he had a responsibility as a student, as a teammate to handle himself the way he did, and it’s been remarkable the way he’s done it,” Fisher said. “I have seen no signs (of stress), and he and I talk quite often.”
Winston looks to keep the Seminoles atop the BCS rankings with a win in the ACC Championship game over Duke.