Posts Tagged FSU

Drunks and Punches at FSU

Dalvin Cook

Last month, FSU running back Dalvin Cook was arrested on charges that he (allegedly) repeatedly punched a woman outside of a bar in Tallahassee, Florida. The release of this story came within days of fourth-string FSU quarterback De’Andre Johnson being suspended by the team for punching a woman inside another bar in Tallahassee, Florida. I will concede upfront that I agree with what Cook’s lawyers are telling us. The two cases are different. One case was clear-cut (Johnson’s) and one case is a “he-said, she said.” In Cook’s case, his […]

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De’Andre Johnson and the Spin Machine

Throwing the Punch

Let me start out by being crystal clear in regard to my position on FSU releasing Freshman QB De’Andre Johnson. The first point is that in my opinion FSU did the right thing. I know that some die-hard fans are actually blaming the woman for getting punched in the face; some are suggesting that Johnson is taking the fall for the past sins of one Jameis Winston. Both arguments are as weak as the cheap beer on tap in a college bar. The second point: you don’t hit women. I […]

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Sports Ethics Blog: Winston’s Great Crab Leg Caper

King Crab

Back on April 29, 2014, Heisman Trophy winner and most probably first 2015 NFL draft pick Jameis Winston was cited for shoplifting $32 worth of crab legs and other shellfish from a supermarket. According to an ESPN story (April 22, 2015), “Jameis Winston: Store employee ‘hooked us up’ with crab legs,” the following was stated: “At that time, Winston said in a statement: ‘I went to the supermarket with the intent to purchase dinner but made a terrible mistake for which I’m taking full responsibility. In a moment of youthful […]

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Who is Helping Jameis Winston? Apparently Nobody.

Jameis Winston

At the time of the writing of this blog (September 18, 2014), Florida State University is currently ranked #1 in all national football polls. Clemson University is hovering around #24 (we’ll get to Clemson shortly). The quarterback for FSU is an extremely talented athlete by the name of Jameis Winston (but you probably know that already). He is so talented, he won the Heisman trophy as a freshman, and everyone said he was a guaranteed lock to eventually go in the first round of the NFL draft; maybe #1 in […]

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