DALLAS, Texas (105.3 THE FAN) – Jameis Winston is a smart man.
I know, I know! Whether it’s because he was alleged to have been involved in a BB gun battle, might have stolen soda from Burger King or was questioned regarding a sexual assault, plenty of people have questioned the Florida State quarterback’s judgment.
But if you look at Winston’s most recent comments, he knows exactly what he’s doing.
On the heels of an ESPN survey with the top 300 2015 football recruits where 60% of them said players should be able to unionize – and 86.4% said players should receive a stipend, Winston took a different view Monday at ACC Media Days.
“[Being a student-athlete is] very important to me,” he said. “I was always raised as a student first and athlete second. I think that’s the main purpose in college. Some athletes lose that perspective. It’s about being a student-athlete; not just getting that easy money and going to the league. Even if kids leave early, I would want them to come back and get that degree…we’re blessed to get a free education, and that’s enough for me.”
Hear that NFL? Winston is a team player!