Bo Jackson says he Tried to Mentor Jameis Winston, but it Didn’t Work Out

Bo Jackson
Bo Jackson

Bo knows.

But Jameis Winston apparently doesn’t care.

The fraternity of Heisman Trophy winners is known to be a close-knit group, one that stays in close touch in many cases, and has even made itself enough of a brand to be the subject of a national advertising campaign. But former Heisman winner Bo Jackson left little doubt that a rift has developed between himself and Winston, the Florida State quarterback who won the award last year. Jackson suggested on The Jim Rome Show Tuesday that Winston blew off the guidance Jackson tried to give him earlier this year.

And the former two-sport star with the Los Angeles Raiders and Kansas City Royals clearly isn’t happy about it.

“I really don’t know who is giving this young man guidance. I have communicated with him and I just talked to him like I was his dad. The things that you need to do. And this was before the incident where he was (suspended) from the baseball team (for stealing crab legs),” Jackson said. “I’m the type of person, I will go out of my way to help anybody. Normally, I don’t like giving people advice if I haven’t been down that road myself. But if I give you advice on something that I know more about than you by just falling out of bed in the morning, if you can’t take that advice and learn from it, then I’ve got nothing else to do with the situation. You’re on your own.”

Pressed about exactly what sort of guidance he gave the Seminoles’ third-year sophomore, Jackson wouldn’t divulge it, saying it was between he and Winston. But whatever it was, it wasn’t delivered gently.

“If I told you what I told him, it’ll probably singe the hairs in your ears,” said Jackson.

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SOURCE: Chase Goodbread
College Football 24/7 / NFL.com

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