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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Report: Jameis Winston preparing to be suspended

Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston is preparing to be suspended by the NFL, according to a report.

Jeff Cameron, a host on 97.9 FM ESPN Radio in Tallahassee, said on air Wednesday that Winston will be suspended in connection to his 2016 Uber incident. Cameron’s comments were shared and transcribed by Bucs website JoeBucsFan.com.

“What he’ll be suspended over is a failure to report,” Cameron said, via JoeBucsFan.com. “And that’s frustrating. That’s a league obviously attempting, and understandably because they’ve made previous missteps, transgressions, they’re now apt to protect themselves to the nth degree and protect the shield and so on and so forth.

“… The league can’t worry about what’s real and what isn’t. They have to go by perception and PR and protect themselves.

“This is what I do know: The Winston camp is prepared for the NFL to levy a suspension of some kind. The thought from the Winston camp is that would be a maximum of three games. I do not know at this time whether or not they plan to appeal, and I do not know that three games is an accurate number. I’ve been told that would seem to be the maximum number of games that the suspension could be. It’s also likely that it’s less than that and it’s one game.”

Winston, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, was accused of sexually assaulting an Uber driver in Arizona in March 2016. Winston has said the accusations are false and there is even a dispute about the woman’s account of the what happened.

Winston faced numerous off-field issues during his time at Florida State, most notably a sexual assault allegation for which he was never criminally charged, though he did face a civil suit. Winston was suspended multiple times in college but he has not been suspended since turning pro.

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