Winston Suspended For First Half Of Clemson Game

Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of the Seminoles’ game against Clemson on Saturday. The suspension comes after Winston stood on a table in Florida State’s student union and shouted, “**** her right in the *****,” — a lewd, expletive-filled remark against women.

“As a result of his comments yersterday, which were offensive and vulgar, Jameis Winston will undergo internal discipline and will be withheld from competition for the first half of the Clemson game,” read a release from the university.

Winston passed for 444 yards and three touchdowns during Florida State’s dismantling of the Tigers last season. 

It’s not the first time Winston has been in the news for less-than-flattering reasons. This spring, he was cited for stealing crab legs from a Publix grocery store. He was involved in a high-profile sexual assault case last fall, though he was never charged with anything. Winston was suspended from the baseball team for the crab legs incident, but this is the first punishment he has faced within the football program.

With Winston on the bench, sophomore Sean Maguire is in line to get the start in the game that’s getting billing as the ACC Game of the Year. He was 15-of-28 for 203 yards and a touchdown during the Seminoles’ spring game.