Bobby Bowden Calls Jameis Winston an 'Embarrassment'

Bobby Bowden, Jameis Winston

Bobby Bowden Calls Jameis Winston an 'Embarrassment'

Former Seminoles' coach blasts No. 1 pick of 2015 NFL Draft.

Published May 13, 2015

Fresh off being selected as the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Jameis Winston is doing his best to leave his past indiscretions in the past.

But looking back at Winston's plights — including being accused of sexual assault and stealing crab legs from a supermarket — former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden says the ex-Seminoles quarterback embarrassed the university.

"I think it's a consensus among Florida State fans and boosters that he was an embarrassment in a lot of ways to the university," Bowden said on ESPN's The Paul Finebaum Show. "He won a lot of ballgames, probably one of the best football players that ever attended Florida State, but he hurt himself off the field. The good news is he's young enough to get over that. He just can't make those junior high school decisions that he made when he was in college."

With being selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the top overall draft pick, Winston will have a chance to permanently right his wrongs — still in South Florida.


Let's see how he handles his opportunity. 

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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