Jameis Winston RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bucs QB Jameis Winston ties NFL rookie record with 5 TD passes

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston tied the NFL record for passing touchdowns in a single game by a rookie with five against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Winston connected with five different receivers on scoring plays during his record-setting afternoon. The other rookie..." November 22

  • Jameis Winston threatens to sue CNN over rape documentary

    Washington Post "Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has threatened legal action against CNN if the network continues with its plans to air “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about college campus rapes. The documentary, which is set to air Nov. 22, accuses Winston of rape. The Hollywood Reporter..." November 22

  • Bucs' Winston continues to impress coaches and vets on field and off

    CBS Sports "Tampa Bay rookie quarterback Jameis Winston is having a fine season that has gone largely overlooked while displaying strong leadership qualities with how he is conducting himself on field and off to this point. Specifically, his all-football approach to the Buccaneers' recent bye week has..." November 15

  • Bucs QB Winston adept at reading defenses

    Tampa Tribune "The ability to check out of a play that’s destined to fail and into one a better one is a skill most quarterbacks develop over time. Apparently, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is ahead of schedule. In Sunday’s 26-19 victory over the Saints, Winston proved once again he is..." September 24

  • Judge upholds Jameis Winston’s defamation claims in rape case

    Sporting News "U.S. District Court Judge Anne C. Conway dismissed Jameis Winston’s claim of tortious interference against his rape accuser Tuesday, but did uphold his defamation claim in connection with the case, USA Today reported. Winston’s defamation suit was filed in May in federal court in Orlando, Fla...." September 16

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    Roy Cummings @RCummingsTBO

    #Bucs QB Jameis Winston says his ankle sprain is the "least of his worries." Says he played on sore ankle at FSU for a while last year, too

  • Jameis Winston having some growing pains, but Bucs are OK with that

    Pro Football Talk "Long before the Buccaneers picked Jameis Winston first and the Titans took Marcus Mariota second, we knew that Mariota was the careful one with the ball. And while the Titans rookie hasn’t thrown an interception yet in camp, Winston is having a bumpier ride. According to Rick Stroud of the..." August 04

  • Jameis Winston 'accepting my role' with Bucs

    ESPN "Jameis Winston, speaking on the opening day of Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp, said he has "matured" since his days at Florida State. Winston had been asked Saturday how much he has grown since his first day of college. "I've matured since I was an 18-year-old kid, just getting into..." August 02

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    Bucs' Lovie Smith says upfront that Jameis Winston is his starting quarterback and will take first-team reps when practice starts Saturday.

  • Lovie Smith: Jameis Winston 'ready to take the reins'

    NFL.com "The least-shocking news of the day came out of Tampa Bay. Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith announced Friday that No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston will be the team's starting quarterback. "Jameis Winston is our starting quarterback. He'll be taking first-team reps tomorrow," Smith said of the..." July 31

  • Jameis Winston says he's 'back at a good weight' as camp looms

    ESPN "Jameis Winston's weight is right where he wants it to be with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scheduled to hold their first practice of training camp Saturday. "I'm 236 [pounds] right now," the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft said Tuesday. "And I know in this Tampa heat during training camp,..." July 28

  • Trial date set for Jameis Winston lawsuit

    Orlando Sentinel "Jameis Winston and the woman who is suing him for sexual battery have agreed to a tentative trial date in the spring of 2017. According to documents filed with the U.S. District Court’s Middle District and obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, representatives for Winston and accuser Erica Kinsman..." July 24

  • Lawsuit against Jameis Winston will not move from Orlando to Tallahassee

    ESPN "A lawsuit against Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will not be moved from Orlando, Florida, to Tallahassee, as representatives for Winston had requested. The ruling was made Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge Anne C. Conway in regard to the civil suit brought by Erica Kinsman,..." July 10

  • Ronde Barber: Winston has 'gunslinger mentality' NFL QBs need

    NFL.com "Ronde Barber spent his 16-year NFL career in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive backfield trying to stop quarterbacks. Now the three-time All-Pro cornerback believes his former team got a stud in Jameis Winston. "He gives you the spectacular, but he also gives you the rookie. But what I will..." July 04

  • Jameis Winston wants to 'get back skinny' but has 'nothing to prove

    CBS Sports "Everything has been positive for Buccaneers rookie quarterback Jameis Winston thus far. He refuses to leave the team's facility, he's the world's greatest teammate, and he's even studying film at rap concerts. But Winston himself will admit he has things to improve. Like his weight. Winston..." June 28

  • Jameis Winston: 'I know people are going to look at me'

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has no plans to hide from the public. The draft's first overall pick said Friday at the NFL rookie symposium that he plans to be active on social media in his NFL career. "Social media can help you in so many ways from a positive standpoint,"..." June 27

  • Jameis Winston Living Up to Expectations

    NFL.com "Mandatory mini-camp, which was held last week at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, marked the last phase of the Bucs’ offseason program. The camp was held on Tuesday and Wednesday before coming to an end on Thursday. For three weeks prior, the Bucs held Organized Team Activities (OTAs). And before..." June 23

  • Winston thinks facing Watt is going to be 'fun'

    CBS Sports "Most NFL quarterbacks want to avoid Texans defensive end J.J. Watt at all costs, not Jameis Winston though. For some reason, the Buccaneers rookie is actually looking forward to facing Watt this season. While filming a "Rookie Confessional" for NFL.com, Winston was asked who he was most looking..." June 22

  • Jameis doesn’t think he’s earned the Bucs’ starting job yet

    Pro Football Talk "Everyone expects Jameis Winston to be the Buccaneers’ starting quarterback this season. They didn’t take him with the first overall pick in the draft to sit on the bench. But when the Bucs hit the practice field today, Winston was splitting first-team reps with Mike Glennon, and Winston said..." June 17

  • Bucs Center Evan Smith Says Jameis Winston Must Earn Leadership Role

    Sportsnaut "Jameis Winston is quickly learning that nothing is given in the NFL—everything is earned. The charismatic rookie quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is a natural leader. He quickly gained a reputation at Florida State as a guy who was constantly building up his teammates in the heat of..." May 14

  • Bowden on Jameis Winston comments: 'I tried to give an honest answer'

    CBS Sports "Bobby Bowden may not have realized how his comments on Jameis Winston would be received when speaking to Paul Finebaum on Tuesday afternoon, but after saying that it was a "consensus" among FSU fans and boosters that Winston's off-field actions were an "embarrassment" to the university there was..." May 13

  • FSU gets Winston accuser’s lawsuit moved from Orlando to Tallahassee

    College Football Talk "After seeking and failing to get a lawsuit filed against tossed, at least for now, Florida State has claimed one legal victory. The Associated Press reported Monday that the lawsuit filed against the university by Erica Kinsman, the former FSU student who accused Jameis Winston of raping her,..." April 28

  • Jimbo Fisher: Jameis Winston is victim of ‘character assassination’

    Larry Brown Sports "Jameis Winston is probably going to be taken with the first overall pick in the NFL draft next month. If not for the off-field questions surrounding the former Florida State star, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would likely have nothing to think about. Winston’s former coach, Seminoles coach Jimbo..." March 30

  • Jameis Winston accuser claims Florida State concealed information

    USA Today "Attorneys for Erica Kinsman, a former FSU student who accused quarterback Jameis Winston of raping her in December 2012, responded in a federal Title IX lawsuit Thursday to Florida State's motion to dismiss the case. The filing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida..." March 27

  • Florida State denies appeal of Jameis Winston's accuser

    USA Today "A Florida State administrator on Friday affirmed a decision that former quarterback Jameis Winston did not violate the student conduct code related to an alleged sexual assault in December 2012. After reviewing a five-page appeal filed on Jan. 12 by Erica Kinsman, a former FSU student who..." March 14

  • Jameis Winston accuser goes public

    ESPN "The woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexually assaulting her in December 2012 has spoken publicly for the first time about the case. In a new documentary film, Erica Kinsman came forward publicly with her specifics about the alleged sexual attack by Winston and..." January 26

  • Jameis Winston's accuser files federal lawsuit against FSU

    Orlando Sentinel "The woman who accused Jameis Winston of rape has filed a federal civil lawsuit against FSU trustees, arguing the university violated her Title IX rights by refusing to properly investigate the incident. Winston’s accuser demanded a trial by jury and in damages from Florida State University for..." January 07

  • Dad: Winston draft decision to be after finale

    ESPN "Jameis Winston won't announce a decision on whether he'll enter the NFL draft until after the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T, his father said Tuesday. Antonor Winston said the timetable for an announcement will be sometime after Monday, which means at least..." January 06

  • Jameis Winston: 'I'm a good guy'

    ESPN "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston said he wants to show he's a "good guy" and wants to prove the public perception of him is untrue. "People always can bring up old things but now I'm doing what I do," Winston said. "I'm a loving person -- I'm loving my teammates. I'm dependable. I'm..." December 29

  • Winston defines 'consent' at hearing

    ESPN "According to a transcript obtained Monday by ESPN, Jameis Winston did answer questions from the retired judge overseeing the Florida State quarterback's student code of conduct hearing for an alleged sexual assault in 2012. After initially declining to answer questions from retired Florida..." December 23

  • FSU's Fisher on Winston's future: 'It would not shock me either way'

    The Score "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has a tough decision to make: stay another year in college or head for the NFL. What he decides won't come as a surprise to his coach, Jimbo Fisher. Fisher said Friday on ESPN's "Mike and Mike": Jameis loves college football, but I think he's going to..." December 20

  • Winston denies rape allegations in statement

    ESPN "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston declined to answer questions about whether he sexually assaulted a woman two years ago, but the reigning Heisman Trophy winner did read a five-page statement during his two-day student conduct hearing that concluded on Wednesday. Winston, who is accused..." December 04

  • Winston's attorney: Accuser's side is 'executing their extortion plan'

    Fox Sports - College Football "Jameis Winston's Florida State code of conduct hearing began Tuesday in Tallahassee. Retired Florida Supreme Court justice Major Harding is tasked with determining whether Winston violated the school's student conduct policy during an alleged sexual assault in December 2012. If found guilty..." December 02

  • ESPN student reporter makes atrocious Jameis Winston joke amid FSU shooting

    USA Today "University of Alabama student Marisa Martin, who is part of ESPN’s Campus Conection shared a series of tasteless tweets following news of a shooting at Florida State, joking about the safety of Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston. Three students were shot in the Florida State University..." November 20

  • Jameis Winston says some autographs are forgeries, source tells Post

    Palm Beach Post "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston identified scores of items bearing his signature as forgeries, a source told the Palm Beach Post. Winston sat down with FSU compliance officials one month ago to look at the memorabilia being sold online bearing his signature after ESPN reported that..." November 19

  • Sources: Winston items not validated

    ESPN "The autograph authentication company that has certified more than 1,000 jerseys, photos, mini helmets and other items as bearing the valid signature of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston received the items only after an initial authentication firm rejected the job because of concerns about..." November 18

  • Jameis Winston’s disciplinary hearing rescheduled (again) for Dec. 2

    College Football Talk "Jameis Winston‘s long-awaited Florida State disciplinary hearing is going to be just a little bit more, uh, awaited. Winston’s hearing as to whether or not he committed any Florida State code of conduct violations on the night of his alleged sexual assault, reported to campus police on Dec. 7,..." November 18

  • FSU postpones Jameis Winston hearing until Dec. 1

    USA Today "Jameis Winston stands to remain eligible for the Seminoles through the national championship game after a Florida State investigative hearing into whether an alleged sexual assault involving the quarterback violated the student conduct code was delayed Wednesday until Dec. 1. A person involved..." November 13

  • Jameis Winston hearing scheduled for week of Nov. 17

    USA Today "A Florida State disciplinary hearing into whether an alleged rape involving quarterback Jameis Winston violated the student conduct code has been scheduled for the week of Nov. 17, according to an attorney for the woman who made the allegation in December 2012. "We have been advised by Florida..." November 04

  • Fisher: game plan won't change 'one bit' over Winston ankle injury

    CBS Sports "Usually, an ankle injury (and noticeable limp) suffered by the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback of the defending national champions and No. 2 team in the country would be a little more scrutinized than it seems like Jameis Winston's -- suffered in the third quarter of his team's 42-31..." November 03

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    Joe Schad @schadjoe

    FSU AD: “...We have no information indicating he (Winston) accepted payment for items reported to bear his signature...”

  • Herschel Walker: No vote for Gurley, Winston

    ESPN "If he had to cast his Heisman Trophy ballot today, 1982 Heisman winner Herschel Walker said he would not vote for either Todd Gurley or Jameis Winston. The former Georgia running back appeared Thursday on ESPN's "Paul Finebaum Show" and said that Florida State's Winston, who won the award last..." October 18

  • Signed Winston items top 2,000

    ESPN "An in-depth search of the verification page on the James Spence Authentication website reveals the company has authenticated more than 2,000 signatures by Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, up from the more than 900 signatures that were found on the site's database earlier this..." October 17

  • Florida State gives way to 'Jameis State'

    USA Today "The embarrassment continues unabated at Florida State, a school that has put the need to win football games above all else, including an alleged rape, a Title IX violation and, pending an investigation, an NCAA rule that some schools still actually follow. The amazingly still-eligible Jameis..." October 17

  • Bo knows rejection: Winston ignoring advice

    ESPN "Bo don't know what Jameis is thinking. In an interview Tuesday on "The Jim Rome Show," Bo Jackson lashed out at fellow Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, suggesting the star Florida State quarterback has ignored his advice even while his off-the-field incidents have escalated. "I really..." October 16

  • Fisher confident Winston didn't sign for pay

    ESPN "Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said the university has spoken with the company that has authenticated more than 950 items with Jameis Winston's signature and is confident Winston did not receive money in exchange for autographing memorabilia. On Monday, ESPN.com's Darren Rovell and Mark..." October 15

  • Jameis Winston's attorney sends letter to FSU, says school not protecting QB's interests

    Orlando Sentinel "Jameis Winston's attorney sent a letter to FSU Tuesday arguing the school is failing to protect the quarterback’s interests. David Cornwell, Winston’s attorney, criticized Florida State’s Title IX investigation into a sexual assault allegation made against Winston. Cornwell called FSU’s..." October 14

  • Jameis Winston's best legal move may be to drop out of Florida State

    SI - College Football "As new reports by The New York Times and Fox Sports portray Florida State as impeding investigations into the alleged misconduct conduct of Jameis Winston and other football players, the school has reportedly informed Winston that he will face a disciplinary hearing into allegations that he raped..." October 12

  • Jameis Winston To Face FSU Hearing On 2012 Rape Charge

    ESPN "Florida State officials notified reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston on Friday that he will face a disciplinary hearing into charges about whether he sexually assaulted an FSU student in December 2012. In a letter sent to Winston and his attorney on Friday and obtained by ESPN, FSU..." October 11

  • Florida State outlines Jameis Winston response in letter

    USA Today "With Florida State under investigation by the federal government, the school released a letter to supporters explaining its response after quarterback Jameis Winston was accused of a December 2012 sexual assault. "We did not want you to confuse our silence with idleness, a lack of caring or, as..." October 10