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Report: FSU trying to stop sale of Jesus-themed Jameis Winston t-shirts

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TMZ is reporting that Florida State’s athletic department sent a cease-and-desist letter to a fan selling Jesus-themed t-shirts featuring a likeness of Seminoles freshman quarterback Jameis Winston.

The fan reportedly sold 100 of his ‘Chosen One’ t-shirts for $20 each during the season’s second week. This caught the attention of FSU, which could potentially run into trouble with the NCAA if it doesn’t do enough to stop such practices.

Here’s a look at the shirt:

FSU-Jameis-Winston-Jesus

Of course it doesn’t help that a lot of people around Tallahassee (and elsewhere) see the shirt as being a tad sacrilegious as well. Plus, I think Jesus would do a lot better than 10 of 19 against Bethune-Cookman, so perhaps we should hold off on such comparisons for now.

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16 Responses to “Report: FSU trying to stop sale of Jesus-themed Jameis Winston t-shirts”
  1. drummerhoff says: Sep 23, 2013 8:31 PM

    People should lighten-up. It’s like we have our own version of the Taliban right here in America.

  2. mauldawg says: Sep 23, 2013 9:00 PM

    With people like you we have our own brand of stupid.

  3. classyjacklambert says: Sep 23, 2013 9:11 PM

    The guy on the tshirt looks more like Kenny Powers during his year in Mexico than famous Jameis.

  4. thegonz13 says: Sep 23, 2013 9:33 PM

    Tim Tebow also sent a cease-and-desist order!

  5. ajarkoski says: Sep 23, 2013 9:42 PM

    Too funny. I will go with the stupid over the taliban comment. This really seems like a poor job at a t-shirt and I think it would wither rather quickly anyway. The way you raise its popularity and make sales go crazy is by trying to stiffle it. There will no doubt be much better shirts with more impressive wit and design. It might die anyway, but the best way is to ignore these things. How would this possibly impact the FSU sports program? Seems like a moronic move to me, but what do you expect from the criminals their bunch of arm waving fans exercizing their elbows every game.

  6. jvseahawk says: Sep 23, 2013 10:28 PM

    True. Just like the Taliban. Because being annoyed by some clown comparing God to a football player is just like shooting young girls for reading.

  7. tifosi73 says: Sep 23, 2013 10:30 PM

    The NCAA want$ their cut.

  8. thefiesty1 says: Sep 23, 2013 11:31 PM

    And Mack Brown didn’t want him. Humm.

  9. grudenthediva says: Sep 24, 2013 2:37 AM

    “but what do you expect from the criminals their bunch of arm waving fans exercizing their elbows every game.”

    English, motherf*cker. Do you speak it?

  10. dryzzt23 says: Sep 24, 2013 7:46 AM

    You libtards would be in an uproar if he was dressed in mohammed-type garb, you’d be screaming how “offensive” it is and how “insensitive” it is.
    But in your view it’s perfectly fine to “offend” Christians….but dammit one should NEVER offend muslims right?

  11. Anoesis says: Sep 24, 2013 9:35 AM

    dryzzt23-

    I almost never fail to find it funny when someone tweaks a religious fanatic. If you can’t laugh, or at least ignore, when someone does something like this “chosen one” crap (LeBron James is called that a lot, too) then perhaps your sacred belief isn’t really that strong.

    I take exception to the claim JC could have passed better than 10 of 19. He was Jewish and therefore forbidden to touch that dirty pigskin. Perhaps he could have been a coach. WWJD on 3rd and long at his own 11?

    I also fail to see how FSU can legally restrain this guy from selling his own content on a t-shirt, no matter how poorly done. It doesn’t include any FSU-identification and at least one commenter on here has posited that it doesn’t look like the player it’s supposed to celebrate.

  12. drummerhoff says: Sep 24, 2013 10:07 AM

    “Ideological purity; Compromise as weakness; A fundamentalist belief in scriptural literalism; Denying science; Unmoved by facts; Undeterred by new information; A hostile fear of progress; A demonization of education; A need to control women’s bodies; Severe xenophobia; Tribal mentality; Intolerance of dissent; A pathological hatred of the government.” Was fictional character Will Mcavoy talking about the Taliban? He was talking about the American Tea Party.

  13. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 24, 2013 10:37 AM

    drummerhoff says:
    Sep 23, 2013 8:31 PM
    People should lighten-up. It’s like we have our own version of the Taliban right here in America.

    __________________

    By that I hope your making a Newsroom reference and speaking of the Tea Party….

  14. donovandancy says: Sep 24, 2013 1:38 PM

    “than 10 of 19 against Bethune-Cookman”
    Aww, apparently someone comments on games they haven’t watched, or drops they cant see.

  15. tlmoon2112 says: Sep 24, 2013 4:03 PM

    Nothing to see here. Move on.

  16. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Sep 24, 2013 7:01 PM

    “The fan reportedly sold 100 of his ‘Chosen One’ t-shirts for $20 each during the season’s second week.”

    Well they needed something new to replace their EJ Manuel Chosen One t-shirt, Christian Ponder Chosen One t-shirt, Xavier Lee Chosen One t-shirt, Drew Weatherford Chosen One t-shirt, Wyatt Sexton Chosen One t-shirt, Fabian Walker Chosen One t-shirt, Adrian McPherson Chosen One t-shirt and their Chris Rix Chosen One t-shirt.

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