Heisman winner Jameis Winston will miss a half of Florida State’s game against Clemson on Saturday night as punishment for shouting an obscene phrase at FSU’s student union this week.
That’s the decision reached by coach Jimbo Fisher position after the ACC teleconference on Wednesday.
“Everything has been addressed and we’re getting ready for the game,” Fisher said, but then later added, “We’re deciding. We’re talking as things go on right now,” when asked about Winston’s availability against Clemson.
The top-ranked Seminoles host 22nd-ranked Tigers at 8 p.m. Saturday (ABC) in the ACC’s premier game of the year.
It was reported that Winston yelled an obscene phrase on campus on Tuesday. Students tweeted about the incident, which was reported by Deadspin.
“It was not a good decision,” Fisher said. “It was something that has to be addressed. You can’t make statements that are derogatory … you have to understand that.”
Winston apologized this afternoon.
“I’m not a ‘me’ person, but in that situation, that was a selfish act,” Winston told the media. “That’s not how you do things around here. I really want to apologize to my teammates because I have now made a selfish act for them.”
He then said: “I have to tone it down. I have to. And that’s in the media, everything.”
It was the latest incident for Winston, whose past transgressions have been well documented.
Earlier in the teleconference, Fisher praised Winston for his on-field decisions.