Jameis Winston's father: Family, Florida State 'dropped the ball' on supervision
The father of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston says that he and the school have "dropped the ball" in making sure the Heisman Trophy winner is doing the right things while he is on campus.
"I think it should show the university and us, I think we probably kind of dropped the ball on that a little bit," Antonor Winston said to USA Today.
"He's supposed to have somebody around him 24/7," says Antonor Winston. "He a Heisman Trophy winner so (he's) definitely not supposed to be by (himself)."
Since arriving on campus, Winston has been involved in several incidents. In July 2012, police were called to a fast food restaurant after an employee said that Winston was stealing soda. In November 2012, authorities questioned Winston and others after windows were broken at apartment complex in a BB gun fight. Winston did not get charged in either incident.
In November 2013, Winston was accused of sexual assault by a fellow student, though authorities did not prosecute due to lack of evidence, a claim that has been challenged. Last month, the U.S. Department of Education opened an investigation into Florida State's handling of the sexual assault allegations.
Last week, Winston was cited for not paying for crab legs at a Tallahassee grocery store. He was suspended from the baseball team and then reinstated after completing community service.
"It's just a different standard for (Jameis) and Johnny (Manziel)," says Antonor Winston. "He's just got to endure, just make better decisions and he's just got to endure that."