I find it funny how people are so unforgiving toward people they dont like, and are forgiving if they like the person or if they require it. Its a constant reminder that we see what we want to, and hear what we want to hear.
Anyone who says the apology was half ass, have you ever listened to anything else Winston has spoken; actually heard the words coming out of his mouth? If you did you would know the man preaches accountability, and rarely if ever puts praise on himself, but on his teammates and coaches around him.
Its almost an admission of self guilt when I read posters (maybe short for Imposters? ) create lists of his infractions, and knowing that its not really enough..so they create even more things to add to the list, each one sillier than the last.
This is from HONEY BEAR, a poster on PewterReport.com, possibly one of the best features of any blog or newspaper piece about the Bucs by Scott Reynolds.
Reynolds pens an 1800 word article on how its best to not react out of emotionalism but rather contemplation. So after days of self-reflecting he decided to put himself in Jameis Winson’s corner and take the side the Winston will pull himself and the Bucs out of this funk and return Tampa Bay to the Playoffs and winning ways.
Of course for Honey Bear, SR put down about 1792 words too many, focusing only on past events and the negative ones, none of the positive.
What exactly are the 2 strikes? The way I see it, he has at least 3, and that’s just with the Bucs alone. Even if you don’t count each incident as a “strike”, it’s an embarrassing pattern that the Bucs keep enabling. 1. Telling girls to be “silent”, after already having a history of sexual abusing women. 2. Poking Marshon Lattimore 3. Eating “W’s” 4. Groping the Uber driver. 5. Lying about it. 6. A half-assed apology.
Of course the poster left out a number of other transgressions we know about Jameis since his becoming a Buc;
7.Caused it to rain on Thursday
8.Missed a Brush n Floss session during training camp in 2015
9..Did knowingly rip the tag off of his Sealy Posturepedic mattress
10. Didn’t deflect ENOUGH praise to his offensive line and wide receivers for having the #2 passing attack in the NFL last year.
Ok.. my silliness matches the absurdity of the argument…but in all seriousness; One of the most important things to consider (something all judges do) is making the punishment fit the transgression.
You have to compare what he did to what others did. Pittsburgh
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger trapped a girl in a bathroom stall and had his goons block off the doorway so he could have his way with her (IE rape). He got 6 games, reduced down to 4.
In just one example of many, Victor Bolden was suspended 4 games for testing positive (1st time) for Performance Enhancing Drugs or PEDs. If you get performance enhancing drugs violation, you get 4 games; Winston got 3 games.
Here is all that matters, Not the College crap, not opinions…This is all that should really matter:
*He may not even remember what he did because he drank too much.
*He’s made the decision to quit drinking alcohol
*By doing so he has shown regret and willingness to take steps to prevent alcohol from causing problems like this or anything else from occurring.
anything else, is people hearing what they want to hear. If you dont think the apology was heartfelt enough, or if you think he lied, maybe you should listen to the clips again. He said he didn’t remember doing any such thing, and he apologized if he acted inappropriately.
He then officially apologized when you know damn well he could contest the ruling and fight this. He could appeal this if he wanted to.
Does no one see that he’s not appealing because he probably can’t? He probably was given 3 games as part of an agreement, which means the NFL already felt working with both parties was the best course of action.
*She releases a statement saying she’s ok with the ruling.
*He doesn’t appeal and issues a public apology.