By: Ashley Conley
Jameis Winston is in the news for something bad, again.
It took 2 years, 2 months, and 7 days post-draft for Jameis Winston to look like an idiot. Gotta hand it to him; Much longer than expected.
— A Tomlinson (@arietomlinson) February 23, 2017
Winston was invited to a Florida elementary school on Wednesday to “deliver a message of inspiration and self-confidence”, according to a tweet sent out by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But that’s not entirely how things went down.
“But the ladies, they’re supposed to be silent, polite, gentle. My men, my men (are) supposed to be strong. I want y’all to tell me what the third rule of life is: I can do anything I put my mind to. Scream it!”
This famous football player just told girls that “they’re supposed to be silent” after instructing them to remain seated while the boys in the room stood and received a speech about how they’re supposed to be the “strong” ones? To say I’m disgruntled by Winston’s dialogue would be an understatement. Even if his intentions were good, an athlete who has the potential to be a role model should think about what he’s going to say before it leaves his mouth in an elementary school full of young, learning children.
Worse: Anything you can imagine Jameis Winston saying to grade-schoolers, or that someone asked Jameis Winston to speak to grade-schoolers?
— Mike Schopp (@Schopptalk) February 23, 2017
Hiring Jameis Winston to give a speech to children is like hiring Johnny Manziel to be the featured speaker at a D.A.R.E event.
— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) February 23, 2017
Hopefully, Winston’s “poor word choice” isn’t a step back in the wrong direction.