NFL Planning To Suspend QB Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston will indeed be disciplined for allegedly groping an Uber driver back in 2016. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports (via Twitter) that the NFL is planning on suspending the Buccaneers quarterback for three games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times tweets that Winston won’t appeal the suspension.

We heard back in November that the NFL was investigating the former first-overall pick. A female Uber driver alleged that Winston inapporopriately touched her while the two were waiting in a fast food drive-thru. At the time, both Winston and his representative, Russ Spielman, denied the allegations.

We heard last night that the 24-year-old was bracing for some kind of discipline (via Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com). Those reports indicated that Winston might not necessarily be disciplined for the incident; rather, he’d face a punishment for failing to “make a timely report of the allegation.” However, Stroud tweets that the quarterback will indeed be suspended for “violating the NFL’s player conduct policy.”

A three-game ban would be a tough blow for a Buccaneers squad that’s looking to make the postseason for the first time since 2007. While Tampa Bay finished an underwhelming 5-11 last season, Winston still had a standout campaign. He completed a career-high 63.8-percent of his passes for 3,504 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions in 13 games. He missed three games due to a shoulder injury.

Fortunately for Tampa Bay, they do have a capable backup in Ryan Fitzpatrick. The 35-year-old appeared in six games (three starts) for the team last season, compiling 1,103 passing yards, seven touchdowns, and three interceptions. The team is also rostering former Saints backup Ryan Griffin.

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21 comments on “NFL Planning To Suspend QB Jameis Winston

  1. afsooner02

    Repeat offender….should be whole season…if not longer.

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    • Vedder80

      Except this one was never proven. An unsubstantiated allegation is nothing more than a rumor. Should people be suspended a whole season for a rumor? The only reason he is getting any suspension is because of his past conduct.

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      • PasswordIsPassword

        Did you even read Winston’s statement at the time of the allegations? His denial/explanation was pathetic. There’s a reason he’s not appealing it.

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        • Vedder80

          Did you read her statement? There was nothing to substantiate it. He isn’t appealing because he makes $750k and will lose about $125k. Next year he makes $20mil+ and will lose significantly more. The appeal usually takes about a year.

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  2. joefriday14
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    Suspending him is a blessing. You have to hand it to him

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  3. 2dmo4

    Whos gonna eat the “W’s” now? Well there probably wont be any now.

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  4. Dodgethis

    Does anyone else think it’s gotten absurd the way we handle human nature, behavior and life in general. It’s just not right.

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  5. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    A 3 game suspension for presidential behavior?

    What is this country coming to…

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      • brucewayne

        So this behavior is humorous to you? That’s why this entitled scumbags are getting away with this crap

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  6. IBFarr

    Only threes games for groping a woman!? He has done so many dumb things. How is he not suspended for at least the whole season!? Smh

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