Following the Florida State Seminoles blowout victory over the Duke Blue Devils in the ACC Championship, it was a moment of joy for head coach Jimbo Fisher, Jameis Winston and company as they celebrated on the turf of Bank of America Stadium.
Unfortunately for the team’s star quarterback, the joy was short-lived thanks to non-stop questioning about the rap investigation from ESPN’s Heather Cox.
Winston was doing a great job at responding to Cox’s questioning with answers that showed off a sense of leadership and maturity, but after a fourth question about the rape allegations, someone from the outside tugged at Winston’s shirt and he had enough and just walked away from the interview.
It is hard to blame or fault Winston from walking away from the persistent questioning from Cox and, quite simply, he did the right thing.
Winston was cleared of all charges earlier this week and Cox was irresponsible in asking Winston those questions during what was supposed to be a happy moment for the Florida State star. Interestingly enough, ESPN didn’t air those questions when they showed the post-game interview. Perhaps Cox was going rogue or maybe she was acting at the direction of her producers, but no matter what it was not the right time and it was a bad look for ESPN.
You can watch a video of the post-game questioning from Cox below: