Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher has hit out at college football legends Bo Jackson and Herschel Walker after they criticized his quarterback Jameis Winston following his latest run in with the authorities, this time for potentially being paid to sign memorabilia.
Heisman Winners Hating
On Tuesday, former Auburn star Bo Jackson -- the 1985 Heisman winner -- said in an interview on the Jim Rome Show that Winston "needs to make some changes in his life" following a string of off-field incidents including an ongoing school investigation for a 2012 sexual assault allegation. Jackson, who like Winston is from Bessemer, said he was "washing his hands" of Winston after the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner ignored his advice.
On Thursday, Herschel Walker -- who won the Heisman at Georgia in 1982 -- told the SEC Network's Paul Finebaum that Winston did not get his Heisman vote last year and wasn't likely to this year, either. (Former Heisman winners are included in the award's annual voting pool for life).
Fisher was a guest on Mike & Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio Friday, and was asked for his thoughts on both Jackson and Walker's comments. He dismissed both sarcastically.
"Bo [lived] in Bessemer with Jameis for 18 years and never spoke to him, so why would he speak to him now?," said Fisher, a former Auburn offensive coordinator. "He never knew Bo. Bo had lived in the same neighborhood. Bo can wash his hands. That's fine.
"... For Herschel ... that's wonderful. What Herschel and Bo think ... we're moving on. That has no effect on us."
Honest Winston? Ha!
The best bit of the interview however, was undoubtedly when Fisher said that Winston had "always been truthful and honest with me." Yep that's the same Jameis Winston that was suspended for a game mere weeks ago by FSU officials for lying about an incident. Genius.
Winston has garnered quite the impressive rap sheet in his three years at Florida State. On top of the alleged sexual assault that was bungled by the authorities, Winston has been handcuffed at gunpoint for carrying a pellet gun on campus and accused of breaking windows in an apartment complex later that same day, accused of stealing soda from a restaurant fountain and cited for shoplifting crab legs from a grocery store.
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