Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston served a brief suspension from the baseball team following his crab leg incident. At the time Florida State’s football head coach, Jimbo Fisher, seemed to approve of the action being taken regarding the two-sport athlete and gave it his full endorsement. On Monday Fisher confirmed the suspension from the baseball team will suffice and no additional action is necessary by the football program.
“If he would have been in football only, he would have been suspended from football activities only until we took care of all those things,” Fisher said to ESPN.com. “To him that’s just as devastating (missing three baseball games). To me too. I like baseball.”
Winston was ordered to fulfill 20 hours of community service before being reinstated by the baseball team at Florida State. Not forcing Winston to miss any football time seems fair as well, because holding him out from any football activity would seem to be double jeopardy.
In the meantime, Winston’s father claims Florida State is supposed to be monitoring his son with 24/7 security.