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Jameis Winston Day goes off without incident or protest

Jameis Winston

As if the Fourth of July was not enough to make this a holiday weekend, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston got to celebrate with a day of his own in his hometown of Hueytown, Alabama. The town celebrated Jameis Winston Day, a day marked to pay tribute to the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner and BCS champion.

Festivities included local dignitaries and politicians  speaking before local residents, friends and family of Winston’s at Hueytown High School’s old football stadium. A plaque was unveiled to commemorate Winston’s achievements from his two-sport high school days. Winston’s day also included stops at a local children’s hospital and the chamber of commerce. His jersey number was retired by his high school and a local youth football league as well. The youth football league proclaimed Winston to be “a young man of character on and off the field,” according to David Hale of ESPN.com.

In the past year Winston has seen his name in multiple legal headlines for various reasons. He was accused of raping a Florida State student, although authorities never charged him for any wrongdoing. Winston was also discovered stealing crab legs from a local grocery store. every college kid is going to make some bad decisions at one point or another, Winston is no exception. While there reportedly was some concern addressed about honoring Winston in this fashion during the planning stages, the day went as planned without incident or protest.

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11 Responses to “Jameis Winston Day goes off without incident or protest”
  1. musketmaniac says: Jul 6, 2014 5:27 PM

    people were busy celebrating an anemic holiday. we’ll get to the rapist this week.

  2. barkleyblows says: Jul 6, 2014 6:59 PM

    No crab legs?

  3. onbucky96 says: Jul 6, 2014 7:52 PM

    Were Crab legs served at dinner?

  4. cfballfan1 says: Jul 6, 2014 7:53 PM

    Disgusting. Winston should be celebrated by fellow inmates, not the people of his hometown.

  5. 666undead says: Jul 6, 2014 8:40 PM

    He’s got crab legs and he knows how to use them.

  6. tigersfandan says: Jul 6, 2014 9:13 PM

    “every college kid is going to make some bad decisions at one point or another, Winston is no exception.”

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    That hardly excuses his behavior. What’s wrong is wrong, regardless of how many people do it.

  7. nicofthenorthstar says: Jul 6, 2014 9:55 PM

    Apparently we are extremely desperate for heroes in this country. Ridiculous.

  8. mnsurferpimp says: Jul 7, 2014 12:22 AM

    Please, crab legs thing was foolish but hardly prison worthy. We all know the details regarding the Alleged rape! Totally false by the slutt that just wanted her 15 minutes and took it to far! Women that do that should be in jail themselves!!!

  9. sportsguy3434 says: Jul 7, 2014 8:03 AM

    All I want to know is did HE give a speech and is there audio?

  10. thegonz13 says: Jul 7, 2014 8:32 PM

    The crab leg buffet was a major hit!

  11. lillypad1918 says: Jul 8, 2014 6:34 PM

    mnsurferpimp – YOU don’t know “the girl”. She is not a SLUTT. You are obviously an FSU fan blinded by what he has done on the field. I know the girl and her family. She is far from being a SLUTT. On the other hand, living less than 30 miles from Hueytown it is common knowledge that Jamies “had issues” in High School and was enabled by his father, the high school staff (including his coach) and the local law enforcement. THAT is why HIS DAY was not well attended. Many people here are actually embarrassed that a day was named for him. Everyday, people wonder what he might do next as that is, and has been, his “problem”.

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