Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron

AJ McCarron's mom rips Jameis Winston's post-game interview: Am I listening to English?


Following the Florida State Seminoles win over the Auburn Tigers in the final seconds of an instant classic BCS National Championship game, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston gave an inspiring post-game interview where he thanked his teammates and everyone around him for rallying together.

Some ripped Winston for being insincere while others applauded his candid comments, but there was one person on social media who commented on the interview that caught the attention of everyone.

The mother of Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron, Dee Dee, took to Twitter and ripped into Winston for his delivery.

“Am I listening to English?” she tweeted.

Of course, the tweet was deleted shortly after, but the damage was already done.

Thanks to the wonderful world of technology, someone was able to take a screen grab of her comments for the world to see:

Photo via Deadspin.com

Photo via Deadspin.com

What did you think of Winston’s post-game interview? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts.

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Tags: AJ McCarron Alabama Crimson Tide BCS National Championship Game Florida State Seminoles Football Jameis Winston

  • DJ DC

    Sometimes it’s best to shut up if you can’t congratulate people. HATER!!! Why don’t you try not being a coward and stand behind your tweets instead of deleting them.

    • DJ DC

      I am an Alabama fan also and AJ is one of my favorite players of all time. I like that he is a classy person. Shocked me to read this article.

  • Jabama

    Koko the talking gorilla could have given a more intelligent post game interview. Im sure the “my team got on my back” line will cause him some locker room grief in his next 2 years. But, Kudos to the kid for givint credit to God…im sure by much coersion from the religious matriarch in his family after his scandal .

    • DJ DC

      At least Jameis embraces the role of being a leader. Alabama definitely could have used some leaders this year to put the team on their backs. Instead we let a National Championship get away and got spanked by Oklahoma in a constellation game!

      • Jabama

        Touché. The guy stepped up and played against a great auburn team who beat bama. Even if Bamas entitled divas let auburn have it. Regardless, Ms. McCarron was only saying what millions were thinking, even if she should have let one of the faceless say it.

        • Draa Forbes

          Yeah, millions of asswipes maybe. Who gives a crap what he sounds like? Unless your a racist douche that is. I’m surprised she didn’t mention Ebonics just to cap it off.

      • therichardkirby

        *Consolation

        • Dumbfounded

          Thank you for that translation…

  • PurpleMania

    AJ ‘s mom is obviously jealous and has no class. I think jameis did fine on his interview. He is barely twenty and has accomplished more than the older AJ.

    • JT

      You think his command of English was fine? I know he is excited because of the moment, but his comments showed he is just another poorly educated athlete. He may have many accomplishments on the field but nary a one in the classroom.

      • PurpleMania

        He will still earn more money than you ever will so who cares but you.

        • JT

          Judging by the number of comments on this site, quite a few care and are disturbed. Btw–money is not more important than intelligence–well maybe to you.

    • Travis Bond

      ARE YOU SERIOUS????

  • vlihwj .

    Dee Dee McCarron–Haven’t you heard? Millions of Americans speak English with a Southern accent.

    • redware

      There is a big difference between “Sothern” and unintelligible drivel.The kid shouldn’t have made it out of grade school, much less into college.But we are talking about Florida State.

      • wjk2109

        If you conside what his interview to be unintelligible drivel then there are only two reasons: 1. You’ve never won anything and can’t comprehend the speech of a champion or 2. You’v e been against Jameis winning for weeks now and are looking for a reason to talk about anything but the fact he just won

        • JT

          OR… wait for it….. 3. It actually was unintelligible drivel and you are unable to appreciate or understand the difference. FWIW, my money is on the latter.

  • Bob Carper

    it be all good

  • Same_old

    Great game but terrible interiew. He’s only 20 is no excuse for the nonsensical speech. But, he’s a product of society and the college football world. I just hope he stays out of trouble, play another year or two at FSU then goes on to the ‘big show’ and does great. He only needs to know how to sign checks.

    • Dumbfounded

      Ridiculous comment… I’m sure Terrell Owens knew how to sign checks too. Ask him if he thinks that’s all that matters.

      • Travis Bond

        HAHAHAHA!!!!! Right on

    • JT

      Amen. Sick of all these comments excusing him because he is ‘only 20′.

      • Travis Bond

        Ya you kind of need to know how to speak English at 20. I think DD was right on the money.

    • PurpleMania

      I understood every word of Jameis interview- I am from the south though. sounds like some of the same talk on Duck Dynasty. Jameis had just won a championship title, very excited with a camera thrown in his face, what is their excuse.

  • Dannielle Chappell

    Why does everything have to be racist? She should have stood by her tweet , however low brow and petty, it was not racist. You could barely understand his gibberish. Since when do we call barely intelligible English an “inspiring post-game interview”, why don’t we stop hiding behind being PC and start holding children of all races up to a higher standard.

  • Jeff Winston

    I’m more shocked by Jameis giving credit to God for the win. Since when did God become a football fan and start favoring one player over another? Does being a good Christian make god more likely to favor a player over a bad christian or an atheist? He should be giving himself credit for all of the hard work and dedication that he has put forth to perfect his skills.

    • momm619

      I thank God for the light staying yellow…some people give credit to God for all the good things that happen in their life…some people post mean things on the internet. Which one are you?

    • Jordan

      It’s fashionable to “thank God” in those situations…It gives the appearance of humility while also declaring yourself “God’s” preference. Seems kind of lame to me.

  • zimm

    Hahahahaha I thought the same thing. What he was trying to say got lost in the mess of how he was saying it. He’s a 20 year old college student on national television. He could at least learn to complete a sentence that makes sense.

  • Bobby Ross

    Being a man raised in the south in clearly understood everything Winston said during his interview. I think we mistake youth, excitement and the inability to articulate a feeling very few get to enjoy with poor communication skills. He is not a 5th year senior people. Redshirt freshman at 20 who just won the national title. No script, just him and reporter with a mic shoved down his throat for everyone to pick apart his every work.. GROWN UP….STOP HATING…

    • DJ DC

      I agree. Respect the differences. Talk, slang, or jargon can vary depending on many things such as your race or where you are from. It is hard to understand people with a heavy English accent and our language originated there. I can speak both informal and proper english. I have noticed though that sometimes if I am in an environment that makes me nervous or excited I might use informal English on accident. I love being able to speak either way. If you can only understand proper textbook English you might be stupider than the person you are “taking shots at” or should I say criticizing.

  • Cassandra Burton

    Well, if Jameis needs to sign up for English classes, the current and future Mrs. McCarron(s) should sign up for etiquette classes. I didn’t find their comments racists, but “class-less”. Non-blacks are quick to demean black people for their diction…what about the stars of Duck Dynasty? Last time I watched, their English wasn’t perfect either! By the way, I am not a racist!

    • JT

      The stars of Duck Dynasty also have terrible English. I agree, this has nothing do to with racism, and everything to do with simply having a basic grasp of English. Unfortunately, how one speaks or writes says volumes about their upbringing, education attainment, and intelligence.

      • Just Sayin

        You are correct that it how one speaks reflects their upbringing (as that would be the form of English they would be accustomed to speaking) but does not at all reflect upon their educational accomplishments or intelligence. There you go assuming again

  • Cassandra Burton

    God understood his praise…that’s all that matters!

    • David Webb

      Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workmen who needeth not be ashamed. . .

  • David Webb

    How about the fact that she is absolutely correct? This man is attending one of the top universities in the nation and cannot put together anything more coherent than that?? Sounds like a blatant and it bears repeating, correct, assessment.

    • sitnsouth

      You don’t have to say everything that you think. She drew attention away from a happy moment for others. ( and I’m a Bama fan)

  • JB519

    only racists see that as racist.

  • Jordan

    That’s the issue: Cut the guy a break for speaking unintelligibly (After all, what other 19 year-old people have a command of English?), but if one of them drops a pass or has a bad game, fans go crazy over it. People are always willing to cut people slack over things that should be routine (basic math and English) but when they screw-up something in their athletic competitions, the world is about to end. Then again, sports are far more important than things like math and communication. Why not cut some slack over the Tweet about his interview? I can’t believe that’s become a scandal. She shouldn’t have felt the need to grovel to those who were outraged by her comment.

    • Jordan

      I re-watched the video, and yes, I can understand the words he is saying, but his sentences are less than coherent. Anyway, I just think it’s ridiculous that so many people freaked-out about the Tweet. That sense of “outrage” is more ridiculous than anything Jameis said.

    • Travis Bond

      CUT THE GUY A BREAK?? Um last time i checked you should be able to speak english as an adult at 19 ? Just sayin

      • Jordan

        Travis, you clearly don’t know how to read to the end of the paragraph and comprehend sarcasm when it is presented in context.

        • Travis Bond

          lol just got back to this… i stand corrected.

          • Jordan

            Travis, my apologies for the harsh reply. I must have been dealing with some other annoying bullshit when I posted. Stay cool.