Jameis Winston: Free education is enough for me

Sunday July 20th, 2014

Jameis Winston - national championship-winning quarterback and pilferer of succulent shellfish - is not holding out hope for college athletes to be paid. 

Winston said at Atlantic Coast Conference Media Days college athletes, "are blessed to get a free education...and that's enough for me," FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman reported Sunday via Twitter.

College Football
Heisman winner Jameis Winston embraces spotlight at ACC media day

Winston said he enjoyed the opportunity to speak to media members at the conference's annual summer event so he could express his feelings so people could see who he was. He then unleashed his opinion on the payment of college athletes, a controversial topic for fans and athletes alike, which illuminated his surprising view on the subject.

Winston infamously was cited for "petit theft" this past April when he stole crab legs, butter and crawfish from a Tallahassee-area supermarket. The act prompted many to speculate the Heisman Trophy winner could not afford to feed himself. Winston's comments Sunday appear to contradict this idea.

Winston should nonetheless expect to be getting paid on Sundays in the near future. 

MORE: Watch video footage of Florida State QB Jameis Winston shoplifting from Publix

- Will Green

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