Jameis Winston Suspended for First Half of Game vs. Clemson for Lascivious Comment

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) may be punished for an obscenity he reportedly yelled Tuesday on campus. (Photo: John David Mercer, USA TODAY Sports)
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) may be punished for an obscenity he reportedly yelled Tuesday on campus.
(Photo: John David Mercer, USA TODAY Sports)

Florida State is suspending quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half of its game Saturday vs. No. 24 Clemson in the wake of an obscene phrase he yelled in a public space Tuesday.

“As the university’s most visible ambassadors, student-athletes at Florida State are expected to uphold at all times high standards of integrity and behavior that reflect well upon themselves, their families, coaches, teammates, the Department of Athletics and Florida State University,” interim president Garnett Stokes and athletics director Stan Wilcox said in a statement. “Student-athletes are expected to act in a way that reflects dignity and respect for others.

“As a result of his comments yesterday, which were offensive and vulgar, Jameis Winston will undergo internal discipline and will be withheld from competition for the first half of the Clemson game.”

Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said earlier on Wednesday’s ACC teleconference that the school was considering punishment for Winston after a report that he jumped on a table at the student union and shouted the vulgarity.

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Source: USA Today | Dan Wolken

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