Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston has found an inability to stay out of trouble, and his father says that the university and Winston’s family deserve a share of the blame for his troubles off the field.
Winston’s father, Antonor, said that the family “dropped the ball” in making sure there was someone around Winston to keep him on the right path.
Antonor Winston hopes that the latest brush with the law is a wake up call for Jameis and that he will learn from the situation and continue to mature as he finishes out his college years.
“We hope so,” Antonor Winston told USA Today. “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. He’s supposed to have somebody around him 24/7. He a Heisman Trophy winner so (he’s) definitely not supposed to be by (himself).”
While the concern of Winston’s father does carry some weight, Winston will need to learn to control himself off the field without people around him at all times.
As a star athlete who is one of the most notable players in college football, Winston should be aware enough to realize people are always watching.