Jameis Winston did, in fact, stand up on a Florida State campus table and yell a very inappropriate phrase. As a result, the Florida State star has been suspended for the first half of his team’s game against Clemson.
Florida State issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon calling Winston’s outburst “offensive and vulgar.” The school said he will face internal discipline in addition to being suspended for a half.
Winston’s poor decision came on Tuesday, when he apparently stood up on a table at the FSU student union and yelled, “F— her right in the p—!” He was referencing an internet meme that has gone viral over the past year or so and is popular on college campuses. Feel free to YouTube it if you’re not familiar.
Winston apologized when speaking to reporters on Wednesday.
Winston: "I just want to apologize to the university, my coaches and my teammates." Says he's not a "me person," but he made a "selfish act"
— Natalie Pierre (@Natalie_Pierre) September 17, 2014
Many will say Winston’s comedy act is another instance of college kids being college kids, but he needs to realize he is a celebrity. Winston is a Heisman Trophy winner, national champion, and future NFL player. He’s not going to be able to keep a low profile off the field no matter what he does, but he can take some of the heat off of himself by not stealing crab legs, getting into trouble at Burger King and yelling profanity in public. He needs to grow up.