Posted: 8:47 am Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Jameis Winston’s dad says son has 2 more years at Florida State 

By Andy Johnston

Jameis Winston will play at least two more years at Florida State, he dad says. (Getty)

Jameis Winston will play at least two more years at Florida State, he dad says. (Getty)

You better get used to Jameis Winston in a Florida State uniform.

That’s according to his father Antonor Winston, who told AL.com that his son will play at least two more years at FSU.

“We want Jameis to succeed with one more year in baseball and two more years in football,” he told the website. “We’ve never strayed from our plan that he is going to be in college until he gets that degree.”

Winston is from Bessemer native and graduated from Hueytown High in Alabama.

Winston, who won the Heisman Trophy and led the Seminoles to the national championship as a redshirt freshman, was pre-med, but changed his major to engineering. His father expects him to graduate in 2015.

In addition to winning the Heisman with 4,057 yards and 40 TDs passing, Winston also was 1-0 with seven saves and a 1.08 ERA as the closer on the FSU baseball team. He struck out 33 in 31 1/3 innings.

He’s projected as a first-round pick of the NFL and MLB. He would be eligible for the NFL Draft after next season.

“We have heard for him to go in the first round of the baseball draft then he will have to give up football,” Antonor told the website.

Of course, Winston has run into trouble at FSU.

No charges stemmed from a sexual assault allegation last year and he received a civil citation for shoplifting when he took about $33 worth of groceries, including crab legs, from a Publix this spring. He was suspended from the baseball team until he completed 20 hours of community service.

27 comments
awbuzz
awbuzz

This from the same dad that blamed FSU for not providing 24 hour supervision of Jameis to prevent him from making life  "mistakes"...


Hope that he does stay in school and actually learns something.  

macdaddyt
macdaddyt

I'm not a FSU or Winston fan by any means, but I enjoyed reading about the possibility of Winston staying until graduation. I think it is a good thing for young men to have direction from their parents to obtain a college degree prior to leaving. He undoubtedly has a professional career ahead of him (barring injury), but a college degree will provide him opportunities after sports. 


Good luck to Winston and I hope he stays the course as his father suggests.

midtowncowboy
midtowncowboy

2 more years of coddling and covering for the 'youngster'.  So far his accomplishments:

1) Rape

2) Thief

3) Heisman Trophy.


Funny stuff.

Termigator
Termigator

Only if Famous Rapeis keeps beating rape charges.

Football2013
Football2013

I hope all the Publix stores in Tallahassee stock up on crab legs!!

POAD2014
POAD2014

After this season.....Dad,"Well. plans change all the time."

Atl_Nole
Atl_Nole

Everyone wants to be like you when you're on top. Look at all the hate that pumps from their hearts! Go Noles! National Champs! You guys are some real D-bags!

BSNBC
BSNBC

Probably be in jail before he finish school!

thebucket
thebucket

Sounds like daddy might need to ask his son what his plan is.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

The Father had planned big on MLB money for Jameis coming out of high school but that crashed and burned when he was selected just before a one legged blind man in that years draft.

BamaInAtlanta
BamaInAtlanta

“We’ve never strayed from our plan that he is going to be in college until he gets that degree.”


This was a misquote, it should have read: "“We’ve never strayed from our plan that he is going to be in college until he can cop a plea.”

TampGator1
TampGator1

Now I know why Famous Jameis is so accurate with the ball.  He visualizes that the receiver is a good looking coed.....carrying crabs. 

POAD2014
POAD2014

Yea RIGHT. The NFL calls and he will go...no use risking injury and money in college.

TampGator1
TampGator1

Bad news for college aged girls, Publix stores near the FSU campus, and all shellfish in Tallahassee for the next two years.  But good news for the FSU football program.  Sounds about right.   

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

I think dad is weighing his options in both sports, perhaps the second coming of Dione"Primetime" Sanders.

BamaInAtlanta
BamaInAtlanta

To be on the safe side his dad may want to just say that Jameis will "graduate from college" instead of saying he will be with FSU for two more years. If he keeps getting charges brought against him then he'll end up graduating from Auburn.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@macdaddyt

Same here--if only to begin repair of his badly damaged public image.

Football2013
Football2013

The REAL D-bags are the Tallahassee Police Dept. I'm sure FSU pays them well!!

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Atl_Nole 


I thought D-bags were suspects in rape cases that remain shrouded in mystery, and people who steal food from grocery stores when they already have access to some of the best food in town....and such....and not people just poking fun on sports blogs.  But you have a right to your opinion and so do others. .

TampGator1
TampGator1

......or he visualizes that the receiver is a good looking coed......and he is passing them the crabs.  Either way works. 

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Auburn ranked 86th in the country (USA Today 2011) in graduation rates for their Black football players in Div 1 football. Less than 50% graduated.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie 


Oklahoma graduated less than 50 percent of their white players that year....and a lot of programs failed that year at graduating more than 50 percent of their black football players (of course the study did not talk about black football players leaving early for the NFL more than white players do).  So, you see, you can use information to generalize about a lot of things....especially when it comes to race.  

thebucket
thebucket

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie  I'm thinking that may be a topic that some parents might want to talk to their kids about before packing them up and sending them to the Plains.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@thebucket


Overall, regardless of racial makeup, football players graduate less from college than regular students by percentage.  Maybe parents should talk to their children about that fact at a very early age....and stress the importance of academics, again regardless of race, much more than football.