Jameis Winston is no stranger to controversy. Last year, the Florida State University quarterback was accused of rape, and just months after he won the coveted Heisman Trophy in New York City he was caught stealing crab legs from a local grocery store.
There’s been major backlash surrounding the aforementioned sexual assault case and despite the fact authorities have not pressed charges, Florida State announced on Saturday Winston will face a disciplinary hearing.
You may think a young talented guy like Winston was just experiencing some growing pains. I mean, in all fairness, that’s what your college years are for… learning a few life lessons. However, just a few weeks ago Winston was suspended for a game after he jumped up on a table on campus and shouted disturbingly sexual lyrics from a popular viral video.
Now an ESPN report is surfacing which claims Florida State’s athletic compliance department has begun to look into the possibility Winston signed autographs for money.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher excoriated the media for its coverage of the Heisman winner. The rant spawned #BlameJameis on Twitter, which mocks the media and, at times, what are some very serious allegations. How serious? Just ask Todd Gurley.
Here are the top 18 Tweets with the #BlameJameis
#BlameJameis would be hilarious if not for the fact that he was, you know, actually involved in all this nonsense clouding around him.— GatorOs (@GatorOs) October 14, 2014
Nickelback #BlameJameis— Doug (@Doug_jk) October 14, 2014
Sources close to me say it is indeed Jameis Winston who let the dogs out. #BlameJameis— 🅾️M_©️G (@J_Nole22) October 14, 2014
Now hearing rumors Jameis Winston helped write Godfather III #BlameJameis— FSU Sports Memes (@FSUSportsMemes) October 14, 2014
It's easy to make it look like the media is out to get you when you do something stupid every two weeks. #BlameJameis— Thrill City (@thrillcitync) October 14, 2014
Tim Tebow's NFL career #blamejameis— Tyler Guethlein (@tyler_guethlein) October 14, 2014
Dumbledore dies. #blamejameis— Tobi Sarah Waldron (@tobisarah) October 14, 2014
Friedman leaving the Rays to go to the Dodgers. #blamejameis— Allie Kranick (@alliekranick) October 14, 2014