Jameis Winston is the defending Heisman Trophy winner and the quarterback for the national champion Florida State Seminoles, but he has his fair share of critics and those who just don’t care for the redshirt sophomore, including Paul Finebaum.
Winston has been criticized for his off-the-field incidents which included his being investigated for a sexual assault in the middle of his Heisman and national championship run and a spring citation for shoplifting crab legs.
Furthermore, his personality has rubbed some people the wrong way for the way he speaks and the brash and arrogance he displays.
Finebaum is in that company of people who aren’t fans of Winston and spoke on the Damon Amendolara Show to express his disdain for Winston and even Jimbo Fisher who he thinks is enabling the behavior from his star quarterback.
“I just don’t really care for him. The things that I don’t like oftentimes are what makes him good – and that’s his brash nature. He took control of that Florida State team even as a freshman, just like he did in high school, just like he’s always done. But I think he wears it badly.”
“I was embarrassed for him listening to his Heisman speech,” Feinbaum continued. “Even compared to Manziel the year before – (who’s) not exactly the poster child for what’s right in America – Manziel gave an eloquent speech. Winston’s speech was hard to listen to. I wanted to say, ‘Someone grab this guy and teach him that when you’re in public, don’t be so brash. Don’t be so in-your-face. This is the Heisman Trust we’re talking about.”
“You’re still walking around and being enabled by Jimbo Fisher and everyone else.”
This is not going to be received too well in Tallahassee, but I would imagine there are many around the college football landscape who are applauding the words of Finebaum today.
Perhaps these words are something that Alabama and Auburn fans can agree on.
You can listen to the full interview with Finebaum on the Damon Amendolara Show here.