Bobby Bowden: Jameis Winston ‘Was An Embarrassment’ To Florida State


People at Florida State take Bobby Bowden very, very seriously. Former Seminoles quarterback Christian Ponder even named his daughter after the former coach.

That’s why Bowden’s latest comments about Jameis Winston might not bode too well for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who selected the quarterback with the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

“I think it’s a consensus among FSU fans and boosters that (Winston) was an embarrassment in a lot of ways to the university,” Bowden told SEC Network’s Paul Finebaum on Tuesday.

Bowden did go on to say he believes the former Seminoles signal-caller can shake that reputation, but he Winston needs to stop making “junior high school decisions” first.

Winston certainly has a history of making bad decisions off the field. He was cited for shoplifting crab legs from a Florida grocery store after his Heisman Trophy-winning season last April and received a one-game suspension in September for standing on a table at FSU and shouting a vulgar phrase from an Internet meme. The latter incident spoke volumes about Winston’s maturity and decision-making skills, as it came after he was accused of sexual assault in 2013.

Thumbnail photo via Melina Vastola/USA TODAY Sports Images

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