Love him or hate him, Jameis Winston is the new face of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs selected the former Florida State quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Though he has had his problems off the field, Winston is considered a once-in-a-generation player on it. While at Florida State, he won the Heisman Trophy and led the Seminoles to the national championship following the 2013 season. He took Florida State to the College Football Playoff semifinals after the 2014 season, but the Seminoles' shot at back-to-back national titles ended with a loss to Marcus Mariota and Oregon in the Rose Bowl.
Last year, on the first day of Bucs rookie minicamp, the team's top draft pick — the NFL's top draft pick — got to the facility early, so early that he stood and greeted other rookies as they stepped off the bus at One Buc Place.
And away we went.
NEW PORT RICHEY — A couple of NFL players are hosting youth football camps in Pasco County and while one name may draw a lot more attention nationally, the other is just concerned with making an impact locally.
You've survived the past two weekends, but it hasn't been easy. You can reflect on the good times, but you can get by on that for only so long. The void you've felt has led you to consider acts that months ago were unspeakable.
INDIANAPOLIS — The confession was complete and contrite, delivered in quiet tones at Lucas Oil Stadium where exactly one year earlier, the evaluations began. Bucs coach Dirk Koetter admitted he was one of the last people in the organization to be convinced they picked the right quarterback. Then the offensive …
Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston, apparently, does a lot of talking. Well, except to local media.
Testimony outlines second Title IX case
As schools nationally deal with evolving Title IX guidelines, newly obtained documents show how Florida State University struggled to interpret them in the Jameis Winston case.
SAN FRANCISCO — On an outdoor television set for CBS, dressed in a brown suit, Jameis Winston took aim at a passing target a few feet off the faux football field after tumbling over from a gust of wind. From about 12 yards, he pumped four spirals through the narrow opening in five attempts.
Immediately after Denver's upset of the Patriots in last week's AFC Championship Game, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning met with New England coach Bill Belichick at the 50-yard line.
As the Bucs prepared to select Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick in last year's NFL draft, the team touted the hundreds of hours it spent investigating the former Florida State star.