Apr 12, 2014; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) looks to throw the ball during the spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Jameis Winston's father: We 'dropped the ball' on preparing him for the spotlight


Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston had both a thrilling season, but a troubled season as well in 2013. He played remarkably winning the Heisman Trophy along the way, and led his team to a National Championship.

That was amid allegations of sexual assault, which he was not charged for. As he is playing baseball in the spring he found himself at the center of controversy again after it was reported that he had stolen crab legs.

Winston’s father Antonor said that he thinks Jameis is still learning to adjust to the spotlight he is in, and said the responsibility for that lies with himself and the school.

“We hope so,” Antonor Winston tells USA TODAY Sports. “Not only him. I think it should show the university and us, I think we probably kind of dropped the ball on that a little bit.”

“It’s just a different standard for (Jameis) and Johnny (Manziel),” Antonor added. “He’s just got to endure, just make better decisions and he’s just got to endure that.”

Winston had to complete 20 hours of community service for the crab legs incident.

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